Lisa Laskaridis

Podcast: UN75 – How One Voice Can Make a Difference

In our latest podcast episode of “On Human Rights” we spoke with Lisa Laskaridis about UN75, human rights and how one voice can make a difference. Lisa Laskaridis is the Public Information Officer at United Nations and Head of Communications for #UN75. To mark its 75th anniversary in 2020, the United Nations is igniting a people’s…

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Podcast On Racism: Every Third Afro-European Have Been Confronted With Hate Crime

The past few weeks we have seen a movement rise with mass protests kick starting in the US, after the killing of George Floyd. In the wake of his death, there have been ripple effects across the world. Europe wakes up again. ‘The issue has been slumbering in the debate, the past 10-15 years’, says Morten Kjaerum, Director of the Raoul…

Dunja Mijatović

Podcast: A Europe Without Human Rights?

In this episode of ‘On Human Rights,’ RWI’s Christina Geijer sits down with Ms. Dunja Mijatović, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights. Dunja Mijatović speaks about the current state of human rights in Europe, the threats and opportunities if member states come together. “My role as Commissioner for Human Rights is to keep…

The Discourse on Human Rights and Personhood in the United States

In this episode of ‘On Human Rights,’ RWI’s Russell Garner sat down with Marissa Jackson Sow, who is a research fellow at the Open Societies Foundation, to talk about the personhood project and dive deeper into contract law and human rights discourse in the United States. Marissa Jackson Sow is an attorney and scholar specializing…

Podcast: Why National Minority Participation is Important

In this episode of ‘On Human Rights,’ Senior Researcher Alejandro Fuentes speaks to OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, Ambassador Lamberto Zannier. They discuss the importance of public participation of national minorities, the impacts of the current political environment in Europe and the need for balance and integration of diverse societies. The High Commissioner was…