Torture: An Expert’s Confrontation with an Everyday Evil

In this podcast, Professor Manfred Nowak shares his experiences from working as the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Torture between 2004-2010. Has torture increased or decreased globally? And what methods are necessary in order for states to prevent torture from happening? Mr Nowak later summarized, together with other UN experts, his experiences from the assignment into…

Is the EU Losing its Legitimacy and Role as a Promoter of Human Rights?

In this podcast, Professor Michelle Pace takes a look at the EU Turkey deal signed in march 2016 and its impact for especially refugee children. Professor Pace highlights how some have argued that the deal is responsible for a rapid degradation in the conditions for refugees all over Europe, where a big part of the refugees are minors (a…

The Child in International Refugee law

In this podcast, Dr Jason Pobjoy presents his book “The Child in international refugee law” where he summarize his work and conclusions regarding his research. Children are the victims of some of the most devastating examples of state-sanctioned and private human rights abuses. In increasing numbers, they are attempting to find international protection, and are forced…

The Five Danish Myths on the European Court of Human Rights

In our latest episode of “On Human Rights,” we hear from Jacques Hartmann, a senior lecturer at the School of Law at the University of Dundee in Scotland, who argues that the debate around the European Court of Human Rights is often confused, uninformed and at times misleading. Denmark has traditionally been a strong supporter…

What Do Toxics Have To Do With Your Human Rights?

The UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and hazardous substances and wastes, Baskut Tuncak, joins us for our latest episode of “On Human Rights.” “Toxic pollution is quite possibly, very likely, the leading cause of premature preventive death in the world, so the World Health Organization estimates that it’s almost 13 million people per year…