In Episode 8 of The Rights Track, Todd talks to Professor Rhoda Howard-Hassmann, International Chair of Human Rights at Wilfred Laurier University in Canada about state food crime, what it is, where it’s happening, why she believes it should be considered an international human rights crime and the challenges around prosecuting it.
In the wake of the high profile shootings of two young black men in the US and the subsequent murder of five police officers in Dallas, Rights Track presenter and human rights expert Todd Landman argues it is time the US had a truth commission. But, he adds, it would require maturity, patience and honesty from all sides.
In Episode 6 of The Rights Track, Todd asks James Ron, Professor of International Affairs at the University of Minnesota, about public attitudes to human rights and his work comparing public attitudes in different countries towards them.
In Episode 5 of The Rights Track, Todd asks Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Professor of International Affairs at the New School in New York, about human development and her work to develop a way of measuring and comparing how well countries do at upholding their social and economic rights obligations.
To mark a new partnership with the OpenGlobalRights blog, our host Todd Landman was invited to write a piece on how advanced economies are also experiencing persistent and increasing inequality, and its alarming effect on human rights.
In Episode 4 of The Rights Track, Todd asks Kevin Bales, Professor of Contemporary Slavery at the University of Hull, about modern day slavery, the challenges in identifying and counting victims, his work on the Global Slavery Index and how it’s used to hold Governments and countries to account over the problem. He also discusses his book, Blood and Earth in which he looks at how modern day slavery and climate change intersect.
In Episode 3 of The Rights Track, Todd asks Professor Will Moore, Professor of Political Science and Global Studies at Arizona State University, about the challenges in trying to count the instances of torture and the data he and colleagues have developed to try to estimate those numbers accurately.