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Human Rights Defenders and the Role of Business

When human rights defenders are put in danger in an often shrinking civil space, what role can businesses play to make a positive difference to situations where human rights are being violated? This episode of ’On Human Rights’ features the full length seminar on the role of business in the violation and protection of human…

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How Can Business Help Protect Human Rights?

What are the roles and responsibilities of businesses in regards to the protection of human rights? Is dialogue and self-regulation enough or is further legislation required? In this episode of ‘On Human Rights’ Stockholm Office Director, Malin Oud, sat down with the Ambassador for Sustainable Business at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Jakob Kiefer…

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Are Human Rights Really Universal?

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But is it really universal? A growing number of states are claiming that human rights are incompatible with their culture. In this episode of “On Human Rights,” Jamie Bowd sits down with Professor Emeritus in International Law at Stockholm University and the…

Blockchain Applications in Human Rights

Hacking Development Aid Danish Style

In our latest episode of “On Human Rights,” we continue our series exploring human rights and blockchain. In this episode we speak to René Taus Hansen and look at blockchain applications for development and human rights. René’s the Deputy head of quality assurance at the ministry of foreign affairs in Denmark. They recently issued a report…

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Famine as a Grave Violation of Human Rights

Despite increased food production and reduction of hunger and malnutrition on a global level, there are four countries in Sub Saharan Africa and the Middle East still suffering from famine. Recently, the trend of reduction of hunger and malnutrition has reversed. Jemimah Watkins sat down with Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food,…