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Manuel Serrano

Manuel Serrano is Junior Editor at DemocraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

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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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In the minority: the right to identity, culture and heritage

13 June 2017 - 1:00am
In Episode 9 of Series 2, Claire Thomas, Deputy Director of Minority Rights Group talks to Todd Landman about upholding the rights of minority communities around the world.

Evidence for change: the work of Human Rights Watch

27 April 2017 - 1:00am
In Episode 7 of Series 2, Todd talks to the Programme Director of Human Rights Watch Iain Levine about how the NGO collects and uses evidence to bring about change.

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.