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The Rights Track is a podcast about human rights. In each episode, a leading analyst at the forefront of the latest critical thinking on human rights is interviewed by our podcast host, Professor Todd Landman, himself a human rights scholar and champion of the advancement of human rights understanding. This series of insightful, compelling and rigorous interviews with academics engaged in systematic human rights research aims to get the hard facts about the human rights challenges facing the world today and to get our thinking about human rights on the right track. Although our interviews focus on often complex research, they have been developed with a much wider audience in mind and we want them to be accessible to anyone with an interest in human rights. The podcast has been established with funding from the Nuffield Foundation
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Advancing human rights the Amnesty way

30 March 2017 - 1:00am
In Episode 6 of Series 2 of The Rights Track, Todd talks to Meghna Abraham, Head of the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Team at Amnesty International about how the organisation’s work helps to uphold and advance human rights around the world. They also discuss, The Great Palm Oil Scandal, a report by Amnesty taking some of the world’s most popular food and household companies to task over human rights abuses in Indonesia.

Islam and the West: questions of human rights

6 March 2017 - 1:00am
In Episode 5 of Series 2 Todd talks to Professor Akbar Ahmed, one of the world’s leading experts on contemporary Islam, about the relationship between Islam and human rights.

Pursuing justice: what role for research evidence?

7 February 2017 - 1:00am
In Episode 4 of Series 2, Dixon Osburn, Executive Director of the Center for Justice and Accountability in San Fancisco talks about how human rights organisations pursue justice, and what academic evidence is used to support efforts to prosecute the perpetrators of human rights abuses and crimes?

Women and Trump: a question of rights?

20 January 2017 - 1:00am
In a special episode of The Rights Track, sociologist and feminist, Monica Casper from the University of Arizona talks to Todd Landman about women’s rights in the President Trump era.