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S3 Ep. 3: Lost in Europe: Missing Migrant Children

Over 10,000 migrant children have been lost after arriving in Europe. Where do they end up? What are their stories? And who is responsible for their increasing vulnerability and their being forgotten?

Our guests are Cecilia Ferrara and Ismael Einashe, investigative journalists from Lost in Europe: an investigative network committed to recovering the stories of these missing children.

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S3 Ep. 2: Bolsonaro and #NotHim: Something Old or Something New?

Everyone’s asking, “How did he win? What does this mean for Brazil’s future?” But Jair Bolsonaro’s victory in the October presidential election also raises more systemic questions.

Our guest, Dr Malu Gatto from the University of Zurich, joins us to explore the legacy of Brazil’s not-so-dated dictatorship for Bolsonaro and for resistance movements like #NotHim.

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Is Human Rights a Fable? (with Professor Samuel Moyn)

Is Human Rights just a fable?

To uncover this question, we venture down ‘history’ lane with Professor Samuel Moyn. What’s so special about the 1970s, and how does how we think about the emergence of human rights impact how we think of what human rights are, and what they are supposed to do? Join us and find out on this episode of Declarations.

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Can Human Rights Solve the Palestinian Question? (With Dr Ruba Salih & Odette Murray)

In this episode, we talk about occupation, refugee rights, and the status of Palestine.

Are there systematic ways to remedy human rights abuses against an occupied people? How has human rights language been used to facilitate occupation? What can be done? We were joined by Dr Ruba Salih (SOAS), expert on Transnational Migration and Gender, and Odette Murray, who is a lecturer in Law.

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Are Human Rights Always “Good”? Or Are They Weaponized? (with Chase Madar)

In this episode, we discuss the weaponisation of human rights, i.e. are human rights always “good”; or are they at times used for more sinister ends?

How has the use of human rights changed from the days in which they paved the way for movements around the globe, from the civil rights movement to the struggle to end apartheid, till today? Helping us delve into these murky waters, we were joined by Journalist, retired Civil Rights Lawyer, and Author of ‘The Passion of Chelsea Manning’, Chase Madar.