Can Blockchain Technology Improve Your Human Rights?

We are launching a new podcast series, “Human Rights and Blockchain.” It will be an in-depth exploration of the potential uses of blockchain, the technology behind bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, to improve our enjoyment of human rights. First out of the block (no pun intended) is Walid Al-Saqaf. He is a Senior Lecturer at Södertorn…

“Border Deaths Occur at the Borders of Wealthy Countries”

In our latest episode of “On Human Rights,” we hear Thomas Spijkerboer, who has, for over a decade, done research on border deaths and their correlation to European migration policies. The podcast was recorded during his “Wednesday Night Rights” lecture, which is an event organized with the Association of Foreign Affairs in Lund. Thomas calls…

“You Wrote To Me That You Wanted Me To Die, Why?”

A nurse, politician and bridge builder. In this podcast, we meet Özlem Cekic, who has for the last seven years reached out to people sending her hate emails. She calls it dialogue coffee. In the beginning it was important for me to change them, she says. Now I know the most important things is to…

The Corruption Crusader Urges Zero Tolerance on Gifts

December 9 marked the International Anti-Corruption day. This year, the UN highlighted the $1 trillion paid yearly in bribes and the estimated $2.6 trillion stolen annually through corruption – a sum equivalent to more than 5 percent of the global GDP.* Thuli Madonsela is a prominent figure in combating corruption, whose actions made Time Magazine…