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…

John Knox podcast

Podcast: The Right to a Healthy Environment

In our latest episode of “On Human Rights” RWI’s Linnea Ekegren spoke with John Knox, the first Independent Expert and Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment appointed by the Human Rights Council. John Knox is now the Henry C. Lauerman Professor of International Law at Wake Forest University, in North Carolina. He teaches and…

The Turning Point for Disability Rights in Armed Conflicts

In our latest episode of “On Human Rights,” we sat down with Janet Lord to discuss the protection of persons with disabilities, the nexus between humanitarian law and human rights in the context of disability and the impact of Article 11. Janet Lord is currently a Senior Fellow at Harvard Law School Project on Disability.…