We are delighted to launch RightsCast, a new podcast from the Essex Human Rights Centre, that is intended to bring you informed, interesting, and (relatively) informal discussion on contemporary and thematic human rights issues. Here’s what the blurb says:
RightsCast brings you discussion on a wide range of contemporary and enduring human rights issues from the University of Essex Human Rights Centre.
Bringing together diverse voices from all over the world, we apply a human rights lens to better understand current events, to discuss key and emerging issues, and to explore how to achieve social change.
From grassroots movements to major international affairs, join us each week as we talk to the people behind the stories and seek to create a dialogue around the role of human rights in our daily lives.
The first episode is a short chat between Prof. Lorna McGregor and Dr. Daragh Murray, introducing the podcast, and discussing what we hope to achieve. The second episode is our first substantive discussion. We have a chat with Prof Françoise Hampson and Prof Charles Garraway about human rights and law of armed conflict investigations conducted by the UN. They are, respectively, members of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi and the UN Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen.
Upcoming episodes include a discussion on advancing economic, social and cultural rights at the local level, a panel with members of Amnesty International’s Crisis Response Team discussing their approach to investigations and advocacy, and talk on the current protests in Hong Kong.
The format is intended to be diverse, with a range of short to long episodes, interviews, chats, and straight up presentations.
We hope you enjoy the series, and if you would like to become involved, please do get in touch.
You can access RightsCast on any of the major podcast providers, and it is hosted at https://anchor.fm/rightsCast. Please do subscribe, as it really helps in terms of our visibility. As you can imagine, we’d like to reach as wide an audience as possible. If you enjoy the series, please do share it.
Huge thanks to Esme Marshall and Mitch Paquette for all their work making this possible.
Enjoy! (and subscribe!)
Disclaimer: The views expressed herein are the author(s) alone.