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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,…

She Called for a Gender Perspective on the Laws of War

In this episode of “On Human Rights,” we meet Helen Durham, the Director of the International Law and Policy at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Dr Durham is an Australian international humanitarian lawyer and took her time to talk to RWI about women in conflicts and explain why there is a need…