Season 7 Episode 9: Prioritising Human Rights in the Green Transition
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In episode 9 Declarations host Neema Jayasinghe is joined by panellist Aimee Hobley and guest speaker Kristin Hughes. Their discussion explores the potential human rights challenges raised by the ongoing green transition. Kristin offers insight and expertise on how the multistakeholder green transition can mitigate against the potential threats created by rare earth mining and resource insecurity, and how upscaling a circular economy can be part of the solution. In order to avoid repeating the ecological and humanitarian injustices of the fossil fuel revolution, human rights need to be at the ..read more
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Season 7 Episode 8: Voices from Across the Picket Lines
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by Declarations: The Human Rights Podcast
1y ago
In this episode of Declarations, Neema Jayasinghe and panellist Isabella Todini sit down with Dr. Lorena Gazzotti, a research fellow at the University of Cambridge and Vice President of the Cambridge branch of the University and Colleges Union (UCU) to discuss the right to strike, why lectures across the UK have been striking this year, and why urgent action is needed. We focus on lecture strikes and the marking boycott taking place at present and discuss what the implications of continued industrial action will be for students and for teaching staff. Dr. Gazzotti offers inspiring words on why ..read more
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Season 7 Episode 7: Women peacebuilders in a conflicted world order.
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by Declarations: The Human Rights Podcast
1y ago
In our seventh episode, host Neema Jayasinghe joins panellist Yasmin Homer to discuss the work of women peacebuilders with guests Eva Tabbasam (GAPS UK) and Andrea Filippi (PeaceWomen Across the Globe). We discuss the importance of fostering and protecting civil society networks in peacetime and wartime, the challenges of political will, and how the Women, Peace, Security Agenda needs to expand its feminist focus through a more inclusive intersectionality. With insights from GAPS UK's work in Afghanistan and PeaceWomen Across the Globe’s networks between Columbia, Nepal and the Philippines, th ..read more
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Season 7 Episode 6: The Psychology of Border Violations in Mental Abuse
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by Declarations: The Human Rights Podcast
1y ago
In our sixth episode, host Neema Jayasinghe is joined by previous podcast host and panellist, Dr Maryam Tanwir. With special guest, Professor Sam Vaknin, the episode unpacks discourses related to the psychology of personal border violations in mental abuse. The conversation questions how borders and boundaries are not only demarcated, violated, or transgressed in global politics, but also at the level of the personal. Here, physical or mental abuse is a form of structured aggression, and can be surreptitious, coercive, or disguised in a myriad of ways. Invariably, it involves the violation of ..read more
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Season 7 Episode 6: Violations of borders and personal borders in Mental Abuse
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by Declarations: The Human Rights Podcast
1y ago
In our sixth episode, host Neema Jayasinghe is joined by previous pod cast host and panellist Dr Maryam Tanwir with professor Sam vaknin. The podcast unpacks discourses related to mental abuse. The conversation informs on how borders and boundaries are not only demarcated, violated or transgressed  globally but also at a personal level, physical or mental abuse is both a form of structured aggression. it can be surreptitious, coercive or disguise itself in mydaid ways. it invariably involves the violation of borders and boundaries, Both personal and societal. This podcast informs on ..read more
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Season 7 Episode 5: ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’: Poetry and Protest in Iran
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by Declarations: The Human Rights Podcast
1y ago
In this episode, panellist Clare Francis discusses the interplay of poetry and protest in the Iranian state with Dr. Fatemeh Shams, an activist, award-winning poet, and Persian literary scholar. They explore the boundaries of art and activism in Iran, where successive regimes have historically sought to enforce strict limitations around acceptable versus unacceptable forms of activism. Protest movements challenge these boundaries in myriad creative ways, but they are at constant risk of co-option by the state. By examining the intersection of poetry and protest in Iran’s women-led up ..read more
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Season 7 Episode 5: ‘Woman, Life, Freedom’ Poetry and protest in the Iranian state.
Declarations | The Human Rights Podcast
by Declarations: The Human Rights Podcast
1y ago
In this episode, panellist Clare Francis discusses the interplay of poetry and protest in the Iranian state with Dr. Fatemeh Shams, an activist, award-winning poet, and Persian literary scholar. They explore the boundaries of art and activism in Iran, where successive regimes have historically sought to enforce strict limitations around acceptable versus unacceptable forms of activism. Protest movements challenge these boundaries in myriad creative ways, but they are at constant risk of co-option by the state. By examining the intersection of poetry and protest in Iran’s women-led up ..read more
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Season 7 Episode 4: Lawfare: The Modern Version of Warfare
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by Declarations: The Human Rights Podcast
1y ago
In this episode, host Neema Jayasinghe is joined by panelist Vanessa Dib to discuss developments of lawfare, the power of law being used as a weapon of conflict, with guest Mr. Jason McCue. In this day and age, wars can take place within and outside the traditional confines of borders and boundaries as wars are increasingly started, fought, and ended through lawfare. To better situate the discussion, Mr. Jason McCue will help us explore what lawfare is, how is lawfare is used today, and future developments of it by using the Libyan civil war as a case study ..read more
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Season 7 Episode 3: Privacy for Public Figures
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In this episode, host Neema Jayasinghe is joined by panellist Olivia Chen and guest Professor Gavin Phillipson to discuss the legal connotations of privacy for public figures. Professor Phillipson provides a detailed insight into how the law utilises both objective and subjective criteria to assess whether a person has a ‘reasonable expectation of privacy’, as well as how the status of a public figure enters into the consideration process. Moreover, the panel discusses whether it is reasonable to hold public figures to reduced rights of privacy based upon their ‘role model’ responsibilities ..read more
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Season 7 Episode 2: The policy that never took off: Assessing UK’s Rwanda Asylum Plan
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by Declarations: The Human Rights Podcast
1y ago
This episode focuses on assessing the Rwanda Asylum Plan - UK’s most controversial migration policy in recent years. According to the proposal, 99 asylum seekers whose claims were declared “inadmissible” were scheduled to embark on a flight relocating them to Rwanda on the 14th of June 2022. While never enacted, the plan attracted widespread media attention and the criticism of many NGOs fighting for migrants rights. Our guests, Peter Wiliam Walsh and Colin Yeo will discuss the origin of this policy, its problematic nature as well as what could be done in the future to avoid similar mistakes ..read more
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