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The Rights Track

The Rights Track podcast gets the hard facts about the human rights challenges facing the world today and aims to get our thinking about human rights on the right track. The podcast is hosted by Professor Todd Landman, a human rights scholar and champion for the advancement of human rights understanding. In Series 7 we are looking at human rights in a digital world. We're talking with advocates and academics who are investigating if and how advancing technology is advancing or stifling our human rights. We're delighted to be producing this Series in partnership with and with funding from the University of Nottingham's Data-Driven Discovery Initiative (3DI). In Series 6 we discuss human rights and COVID19. We are in conversation with leading advocates and scholars as we look to learn if and how human rights are under threat as a result of the pandemic, what this means for specific groups and individuals and what needs to be done to protect, preserve, uphold and advance human rights in this context . In Series 5, we dig deeper into the relationship between SDG 8.7 and the United Nations’ other Sustainable Development Goals. We ask if developing stronger institutions could lead to slave-free supply chains or if making businesses better is the route to a world free of slavery by 2030. How does achieving these goals together lead to the single aim of a better and more sustainable future for us all? The Rights Track is supported by the Nuffield Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council, and the University of Nottingham. Each episode is an insightful, compelling and rigorous interview with academics engaged in systematic human rights research. In Series 1, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, Todd interviews leading analysts at the forefront of the latest critical thinking on human rights. In Series 2, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, The Rights Track turns its attention to human rights advocates and practitioners involved in the struggle for human rights to learn more about their work and the ways in which academic research is helping them. In Series 3, our podcast joins the fight to end modern day slavery by 2030. In partnership with the University of Nottingham's Right's Lab research project, we talk with researchers who are providing hard evidence about the scale of the problem and by recommending strategies that can help consign slavery to the history books. Series 4 continues with the theme of modern slavery and sees our podcast on the road, capturing the voices, thoughts and ideas of people from around the world who are part of the global coalition to end it. Although our interviews focus on often complex research, they have been developed with a much wider audience in mind and we ensure they are accessible to anyone with an interest in human rights. The podcast is produced and edited by former BBC journalist and founder of Research Podcasts, Christine Garrington. Podcast research and promotion is by Krissie Brighty-Glover. If you would like to get involved with The Rights Track, we have a Facebook Group where you can keep up with the project, suggest ideas for guests and questions you'd like us to ask on your behalf. You can also follow us on Twitter @RightsTrack.


Getting to grips with the grammar of human rights 26:19 01/20/2022
Human rights in a digital world: the pitfalls and positives 24:18 12/10/2021
Sowing Division: COVID-19, democracy and migration 31:40 07/20/2021
Tackling Covid-19 and terrorism - the need for a human rights approach 29:13 07/12/2021
Promoting and preserving children’s rights after Covid-19: what needs to happen? 27:52 05/11/2021
Covid and refugees: protecting the rights of the other 26:46 04/19/2021
Do human rights provide a pathway out of the pandemic? 28:27 04/07/2021
Covid and incarceration: how is the pandemic affecting prisons and prisoners 27:08 03/04/2021
Covid, race and inequality: why it's time to hold tight to human rights 30:12 01/21/2021
COVID-19 and women's rights: what impact is the pandemic having? 25:58 12/10/2020
Freedom from slavery: what have we learned from The Rights Track? 53:03 10/05/2020
Advancing human rights: what have we learned from The Rights Track? 54:30 09/23/2020
The Congo, cobalt and cash: what connects SDGs 9 and 8.7? 32:18 08/26/2020
The business of modern slavery: what connects SDG 8.7 with its overarching SDG8? 40:15 08/11/2020
Global partnerships to end modern slavery: what connects SDGs 8.7 and 17? 31:35 07/21/2020
Creating stronger places for child rights: what connects SDGs 8.7 and 11? 29:20 07/02/2020
Walking the supply chain to uphold human rights: what connects SDGs 12 and 8.7 29:13 06/05/2020
Strengthening laws and ending modern slavery: what connects SDGs 16 and 8.7? 31:03 05/06/2020
Forced marriage and women's rights: what connects SDGs 5 and 8.7? 28:19 03/08/2020
Health and slavery: what connects SDG 3 and SDG 8.7? 24:11 02/19/2020
Life after slavery: what does freedom really look like? 24:51 10/13/2019
Fast fashion and football: a question of ethics 21:41 07/29/2019
How is the UN working to end modern slavery? 23:15 07/03/2019
Bonded labour: Listening to the voices of the poor and marginalised 22:34 05/30/2019
How is the church leading the fight to end modern slavery? 19:27 04/02/2019
Becoming a slave: who's vulnerable to being trafficked? 23:32 02/19/2019
Fighting slavery on the ground: what does it look like? 20:58 12/17/2018
The useable past: what lessons do we learn from history in the fight to end slavery? 23:35 11/12/2018
Modern slavery: a human rights approach 33:46 07/17/2018
Face to face: researching the perpetrators of modern slavery 24:53 06/18/2018