Indigenous Sovereignty and Human Rights in the United States
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by Maggie Gates, mathias risse, angela riley
1w ago
On today’s episode of Justice Matters, co-host Mathias Risse talks with Angela Riley, Chief Justice of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and Professor of Law and American Indian Studies at UCLA, about indigenous sovereignty and human rights in the United States. Together they discuss: the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, what sovereignty means for tribes in the US compared to indigenous communities globally, the tribal government’s relationship to the US federal and states governments, recent changes to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s constitution, the Potawatomi judiciary system, and Intellectual ..read more
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A Human Rights-Based Approach to Mental Health
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by Maggie Gates, Bevin Croft, Ebony Flint
3w ago
On today’s episode of Justice Matters, co-host Maggie Gates is joined by Bevin Croft and Ebony Flint from the Human Services Research Institute for a conversation about the intersections of mental health and human rights in the wake of new guidance on mental health issued in October 2023 by the World Health Organization and the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights. They discuss the guidance and the Human Services Research Institute, a rights based approach to mental health system, peer to peer support, the importance of centering those with lived experience, and person-centered care ..read more
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Human Rights and Indigenous Rights in New Zealand
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by mathias risse, Maggie Gates, claire charters
1M ago
On today’s episode of Justice Matters, co-host Mathias Risse talks with Claire Charters who was recently named in the role of Rongomau Taketake to lead work on the Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Charters is a Professor at the University of Auckland Faculty of Law specializing in indigenous peoples’ rights in international and constitutional law. Together they discuss her new position on the commission, the status of Māori representation in government, the right wing pushback against indigenous rights, the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi and its implications for ..read more
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The Human Rights Violations of Abortion Bans
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by Maggie Gates, karla torres, catalina martinez corral
1M ago
On today’s episode of Justice Matters, co-host Maggie Gates talks with Karla Torres and Catalina Martinez Coral from the Center for Reproductive Rights. On November 8, 2023, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) held a landmark hearing on the human rights violations caused by the reversal of Roe v. Wade and the move to ban abortion in the United States. The IACHR is a principle and autonomous body of the organization of American States that monitors human rights across the Americas. The hearing was requested by the Center for Reproductive Rights and 13 other US organizations fo ..read more
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The UN Business & Human Rights Forum: Twelve Years and Counting
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by Robert McCorquodale, Magie Gates, Aminta Ossom, corinne lewis
2M ago
Today on Justice Matters we take a deep dive into the UN Business Human Rights Forum, which just wrapped up its 12th iteration at the end of 2023. Co-host Aminta Ossom attended the forum and interviewed working group member Robert McCorquodale to get some background on the inner workings of the Forum. Ossom also spoke with long-time attendee of the Forum, Corinne Lewis, a legal consultant who has worked on business and human rights with organizations of all types, to get her perspective on how the Forum has evolved over the years. Together, these two interviews paint a picture of the orig ..read more
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A New Civil Rights Movement
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by Maggie Gates, jill collen jefferson
2M ago
On today's episode of Justice Matters, co-host Maggie Gates talks with Jill Collen Jefferson, a civil and human rights lawyer and the founder of Julian, a national organization based in Mississippi that works to attack discrimination in all forms through legal advocacy, organizing, policy, and innovation. With experience on Capitol Hill, at think-tanks, Organizing for Action, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Public International Law and Policy Group, and big law, Jill brings a tremendous depth of knowledge and personal experience to her effort to build the future of civil and human rights.&nb ..read more
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Just Hierarchy
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by Daniel A Bell, mathias risse, maggie gates
3M ago
On today’s episode of Justice Matters, co-host Mathias Risse speaks with Daniel A. Bell, Chair of Political Theory with the Faculty of Law at the University of Hong Kong. They discuss topics from Professor Bell’s most recent book, “Just Hierarchy: Why Social Hierarchies Matter in China and the Rest of the World” which include: academic freedoms in mainland China vs. Hong Kong, what constitutes a morally justified hierarchy, what benefits might be found in a just hierarchy,  perceptions of hierarchy and equality in the West and China, what can the rest of the world learn from China’s parti ..read more
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Your Holiday Gift Guide with Human Rights in Mind
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by Sarah Zoen, Maggie Gates
5M ago
On this episode of Justice Matters, co-host Maggie Gates, Executive Director of the Carr Center, talks with Sarah Zoen, Associate Director at Pillar Two — an organization that advises businesses on human rights due diligence — about how to navigate shopping for the holidays while keeping human rights and ethical business practices in mind. Together, they offer online resources, best practices, and other tips to help with your holiday shopping. Here's a list of the resources mentioned in this episode: 2022 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark by the World Benchmarking Alliance provides a compa ..read more
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The Birth of US Human Rights Policy
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by Magie Gates, Kathryn Sikkink, John Salzberg, Joe Eldridge
5M ago
On this episode of Justice Matters, co-host Kathryn Sikkink, the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, speaks with two veterans of the human rights movement, John Salzberg and Joe Eldridge. John Salzberg was the key staff member working with Representative Don Fraser to hold the first set of hearings about the US and human rights in 1973, and later went on to work at the Human Rights Bureau at the US State Department. Prior to 1973, human rights were not explicitly incorporated into US foreign policy. Also in 1973, Joe Eldridge founded the Washington Offic ..read more
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Do Human Rights Still Hold Power in the World?
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by Maggie Gates, Mathias Risse, Ken Roth
7M ago
On this episode of Justice Matters, co-host Mathias Risse speaks with Kenneth Roth, who led Human Rights Watch as its Executive Director for almost 30 years. Together they discuss the history of Human Rights Watch and Roth's reflections on his tenure, whether human rights still hold power in the world, how to bring about change in countries with abusive governments, difficult case countries, the future of human rights and democracy, and a preview of Ken's new book, Righting Wrongs. Roth is a Visiting Professor at Princeton and a Senior Fellow at the Carr Center ..read more
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