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International Bar Association: Global Insight podcasts

English, Political, 1 season, 97 episodes, 19 hours, 46 minutes
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The International Bar Association's podcast series covers a variety of themes in law, business and human rights, and features high-level speakers.
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Beyond the election: Putin’s Russia and the rule of law

Following Vladimir Putin’s election victory for a fifth term – in a vote criticised by many international observers – Global Insight considers the significance of the result, the state of rule of law in Russia, and the major challenges now facing the international community and the Kremlin.
4/10/202415 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ukraine, Middle East and the ICC - an interview with International Criminal Court Prosecutor Karim Khan KC

Despite being stretched financially, the ICC is not shying away from tackling the crimes perpetrated during conflicts in Ukraine, the Middle East, and elsewhere. In this interview with IBA Director of Content James Lewis, Karim Khan KC speaks passionately about the significance of issuing an arrest warrant against Vladimir Putin and the importance of moving at the speed of relevance.
3/15/202416 minutes, 35 seconds
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Silencing dissent: Russia's political prisoners

The death of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on 19 February shocked the world.  Global leaders were quick to condemn the Russian authorities for their role in the 47-year-old’s sudden and unexplained death. In the days that followed, hundreds of Russian civilians were arrested for laying tributes to the Kremlin critic.  Evgenia Kara-Murza, the wife of Russian political activist Vladimir Kara-Murza, spoke to Global Insight recently about what life was like behind bars for members of the opposition, and why it’s so important for Russian citizens to keep challenging the regime both from inside and outside Russia. 
2/22/202412 minutes, 45 seconds
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Taming the tech giants

Tech giants wield significant power in our daily lives. The scale at which they operate and their innovative use of technology can lead, however, to challenges in keeping their power in check on a number of fronts. This podcast assesses the ways in which governments, regulators, lawyers and the courts – as well as the tech companies themselves through self-regulation – are currently attempting to do this. 
2/7/202413 minutes, 22 seconds
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Interview with Ian Fry, UN Special Rapporteur on climate change and human rights

It's clear from reactions to COP28 that although some progress was made in the form of pledges and other agreements by states and corporations, for many the pace of change is too slow and action does not go far enough.  Recognising the effect that the climate crisis is having and will continue to have on human rights, particularly in the world’s poorest countries, the UN appointed a Special Rapporteur in this area in 2022. In this Global Insight podcast, IBA Multimedia Journalist Yola Verbruggen talks to the UN Special Rapporteur on climate change and human rights, Ian Fry, about his mandate, the challenge of getting countries on board, climate refugees and potential legal routes to justice and accountability, such as climate litigation.
12/20/202312 minutes, 14 seconds
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The future for LGBTQI+ rights

The legal landscape across Asia for LGBTQI+ rights is varied. Despite same-sex relationships being legal in many Asian countries – with Singapore most recently repealing Section 377A of its Penal Code, which criminalised sex between consenting males – in others they can be punishable by fines, prison and even the death penalty.   Most Asian countries do not legally recognise formal unions for same sex couples, but there have been some recent developments on this front. Certain Asian countries have either legalised or moved towards legalising same sex marriage - with Taiwan doing so in 2019, Nepal registering its first such marriage in November 2023 and Thailand currently set to vote on a same-sex marriage bill. However, an October 2023 Supreme Court ruling in India declined to recognise same sex marriage.
12/14/202313 minutes, 5 seconds
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An interview with Diego Garcia Sayan

Diego García Sayán was the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Lawyers and Judges from 2016–2022. Prior to this he performed numerous roles within the UN, was a judge on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and held positions in the government of his native Peru. In this interview with the IBA’s Director of Content, James Lewis, he discusses major rule of law themes, including his involvement in peace negotiations in Latin America, reform of the UN, the importance of the 2030 sustainability agenda, and how to protect the independence of lawyers and judges.
12/1/202314 minutes, 59 seconds
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American democracy in jeopardy: Trump on trial

Former President Donald Trump is facing a series of ongoing legal troubles, in this podcast we focus on some of Trump’s criminal indictments. These include allegations that he violated Georgia's Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO, conspired to defraud the US, mishandled classified documents and falsified business records. He has pleaded not guilty or otherwise denied the charges in all cases.
10/31/202318 minutes, 11 seconds
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Protecting the beautiful game: In search of sustainability

An influx of billionaire owners and private equity into the English Premier League has put club governance, and the financial sustainability of the wider game, under scrutiny in recent years. As the Premier League season got underway amidst a plethora of disruptive transfers to Saudi Arabia, the UK government reported on its consultations with the professional football community on governance, following the publication of a White Paper earlier in the year. Could its proposals hold the answers?
9/12/202316 minutes, 20 seconds
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Climate justice in practice

The effect of the climate crisis are set to have a disproportionate impact on developing countries. Significant attention is now being paid to what should be done, and by whom, to mitigate the consequences and upload human rights. So what does this ‘climate justice mean’?
7/4/202312 minutes, 31 seconds
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AI, law and the legal profession

From chatbots to smart assistants to powerful algorithms, AI is everywhere, bringing with it opportunities and potential benefits, but also ethical and practical concerns. The law is crucial in addressing a technology that has the potential to outpace human development. This podcast examines issues of ethics, liability and applications of AI to the legal profession, as well as the challenges of implementing regulatory frameworks around AI.
5/17/202311 minutes, 55 seconds
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The ESG and sustainability landscape

The role of corporations in being part of both the problem and the solution of the climate crisis and sustainability has never been more pronounced. Pressure from activist investors and financial institutions is holding companies increasingly accountable for their environmental, social and governance, or ESG, performance. This podcast addresses the role of lawyers in the intersection of climate change, sustainability and corporate governance.
3/31/202314 minutes, 23 seconds
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Contentious cryptocurrencies

2022 was a tumultuous year for cryptocurrencies. One of the world's largest crypto exchanges, FTX, collapsed, filing for bankruptcy in November – and it wasn’t the only casualty, as other exchanges as well as crypto hedge funds also went under during the year. In this Global Insight podcast, we question whether the crypto industry needs greater regulation, or greater enforcement of regulation – or perhaps both.
3/1/202312 minutes, 41 seconds
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Putin’s Russia: hope in the darkest of times

Evgenia Kara-Murza is the wife of Russian political activist Vladimir Kara-Murza, who is currently imprisoned in Russia on charges of treason. In this interview with James Lewis, IBA Director of Content, she discusses her husband’s and her own activism, the media in Russia, the repressive Putin regime, and how she maintains hope in the darkest of times.
1/30/202314 minutes, 35 seconds
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Sanctions – Between words and war

The war in Ukraine has compelled countries to impose increasingly stringent sanctions on Russia. However, the effectiveness of sanctions, and their implications for human rights, are coming under growing scrutiny. This Global Insight podcast examines the intended – and unintended – consequences of this foreign policy and security tool.
11/18/202213 minutes, 57 seconds
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Climate crisis and the law: the rise of climate litigation

As November’s COP27 environmental conference focuses minds on the climate crisis, Global Insight examines the tools available within the law to effect change and accountability. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in climate litigation worldwide as claimants seek to hold both governments and corporate actors to account for how their actions – or inactions – are contributing to the climate crisis. Cases have focused on a variety of human rights concerns and areas including energy transition, emissions reductions and protecting biodiversity. In this podcast, IBA Global Insight assesses the trends in climate litigation and looks at its potential long-term impact.
11/2/202212 minutes, 55 seconds
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China's role in the world

From Europe to the Pacific Ocean, China is set to play an ever-greater role in the world. It has deepened its strategic alliance with Russia, and China's moves in respect of the Ukraine conflict are therefore closely watched. Meanwhile, observers speculate as to what action action - if any - it might take forward towards Taiwan, which Beijing sees as part of China. Democratic countries are also taking further steps to counter Chinese power in the Indo-Pacific region.
10/10/202216 minutes, 3 seconds
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Afghanistan: One year of Taliban rule

In August 2021, the Taliban takeover and withdrawal of international troops triggered a refugee crisis and Afghanistan descended into chaos. One year on, Global Insight assesses the impact of these events – both on those who fled and those still left behind. 
8/24/202214 minutes, 13 seconds
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Holding Russia to account

In this Global Insight podcast, we examine how both the corporate world and the international justice system can hold perpetrators of war crimes and the crime of aggression to account, and assess the failures of international systems to provide security to date.
8/4/202212 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ending the race to the bottom – historic global tax reform

For years, multinationals have frustrated world governments with the innovative ways they’ve avoided hefty tax bills. But in October 2021, the G20 – comprising 19 countries and the European Union – formally agreed to impose a new global minimum corporate tax rate of 15 per cent. US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen declared that this ‘historic agreement’ will ‘end the damaging race to the bottom on corporation taxation’.
7/27/202213 minutes, 41 seconds
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'My job is to give individuals the power' - An interview with Martyn Day

In this Global Insight interview, Martyn Day, co-founder of law firm Leigh Day, reflects on some of the most important cases he’s been involved in, including taking on the UK Ministry of Defence over allegations of British Army mistreatment of civilians and detainees – themes once again in the spotlight with news of SAS activity in Afghanistan. 
7/13/202216 minutes, 50 seconds
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Abortion rights: the fall of Roe

The United States Supreme Court has overturned the constitutional right to abortion. Ruling in the case Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Court went beyond Mississippi’s request to allow it to ban abortion after 15 weeks’ pregnancy and fully overturned the two previous Supreme Court rulings, Roe and Casey, that had for 49 years made it unconstitutional to outlaw abortions pre-viability – that is, before a foetus could survive outside the womb, at around 24 weeks. Now, states will be able to restrict and ban abortion at any point in pregnancy.
7/1/202214 minutes, 53 seconds
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SLAPPs – Lawfare against justice

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has demonstrated the worst consequences of allowing oligarchs and other rich and powerful actors to exploit international legal and financial systems.  In this Global Insight podcast, we look at growing concerns over the use of Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) – an intimidation tool frequently used to silence journalists, activists, critics and other public watchdogs.
6/22/202213 minutes, 2 seconds
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Statues, contested histories and the law

In summer 2020, the statue of Edward Colston, a merchant and trader of enslaved persons, was toppled by protestors and pushed into the harbour in Bristol, England. The statue’s removal provoked both public applause and condemnation. The so-called ‘Colston Four’ were acquitted of criminal damage in January 2022; but the UK’s Attorney General is currently seeking clarification from the Court of Appeal over the legal arguments presented in the case. 
5/12/202212 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Ukraine Refugee Crisis

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which began on 24 February, has resulted in the displacement of millions of Ukrainians. The responses taken by governments around the world – such as the activation of the Temporary Protection Directive by the EU – and the challenges being faced have prompted questions around how best to assist displaced people, while the situation has also highlighted the continuing plight of refugees from Afghanistan and other crisis zones.  In this Global Insight podcast, we explore the unprecedented reaction to the plight of Ukrainian refugees and the need for a coordinated, compassionate international response, and assess the situation for displaced people from other conflict zones, such as Afghanistan. Discussing these issues are:   Matt Saltmarsh, Head of News and Media for the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR; Greg Siskind, Vice-Chair of the IBA Immigration and Nationality Law Committee and a founding partner at Siskind Susser in Memphis; and Alex Stojicevic, Refugee Officer of the IBA Immigration and Nationality Law Committee and founding and managing partner of MKS Lawyers in Vancouver.
4/28/202216 minutes, 2 seconds
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An interview with Sandie Okoro

As Sandie Okoro moves on from her position as General Counsel and Senior Vice President of the World Bank Group, Global Insight looks back to her interview with IBAHRI Director Helena Kennedy in late 2021 in this edited podcast. Okoro discusses her varied experiences in the legal profession, the importance of diversity, inclusion and adaptability in business, the role of General Counsel and the mission and workings of the World Bank.
4/22/202214 minutes, 32 seconds
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War and accountability

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shone a light on the challenges of prosecuting war criminals. Global Insight interviewed Professor Philip Leach earlier this year, as he was stepping down from his role as director of the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre. Leach, a professor of human rights law at Middlesex University, spoke to us again a month after the conflict began.
4/11/202215 minutes, 38 seconds
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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Despite weeks of escalating tensions, the invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces in the early hours of 24th February shocked the world. Just days earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced he was recognising the rebel-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk as independent states. Up to that point, a full-scale invasion had seemed almost inconceivable, but suddenly Europe was faced with its largest conflict since the Second World War. In this Global Insight podcast, we look at the background to the Ukraine crisis, Russia’s hybrid warfare campaign and the role of sanctions in fighting aggression and autocracy. Examining these issues are:  Olga Lautman, an expert in Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe and a Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis. Bill Browder is CEO of Hermitage Capital Management and a long-time supporter of stronger sanctions against Russia. Daria Kaleniuk, executive director and co-founded of the Anti-Corruption Action Centre in Kyiv (AntAC) 
3/3/202213 minutes, 7 seconds
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Fawzia Koofi on the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan

In this podcast, drawn from an interview at the IBA’s Global Showcase event in late 2021, Fawzia Koofi speaks about the devastating impact of the Taliban takeover, particularly on women’s rights and religious minorities. She also addresses the US withdrawal from the country and shares her views on the role of the international community in the crisis. Koofi is a prominent Afghan politician and activist, who was nominated in 2020 for the Nobel Peace Prize for her role in representing the Afghan government in negotiations with the Taliban and her work to uphold women’s rights in the country.  Formerly a member of the Afghan Parliament and the Vice-President of the National Assembly, she is now the leader of a newly established political party, Movement for Change for Afghanistan – and the first woman to lead a political party in the country.  The situation in Afghanistan remains volatile. As reports reveal up to 8 million people are facing starvation, Koofi’s hopes and fears for the country’s future are all the more significant. 
2/10/202211 minutes, 23 seconds
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US democracy under threat

The assault on the United States Capitol on 6 January 2021 represents perhaps the starkest manifestation of a US democracy in crisis. But the strains on democracy have been evident elsewhere - from a plethora of bills being put forward across state legislatures that critics warn undermine voting rights, to a series of controversies surrounding the make-up and even legitimacy of the US Supreme Court, itself a vital component of the US democratic apparatus.  Assessing the issues are: Sarah Turberville, Director of the Constitution Project at the Project on Government Oversight Sophia Lin Lakin, Deputy Director of the Voting Rights Project at the American Civil Liberties Union Professor Paul Smith, Professor From Practice at Georgetown Law and Vice President for Litigation and Strategy at the Campaign Legal Center Fred Davis, former Co-Chair of the IBA Business Crime Committee and a lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School
1/20/202216 minutes, 58 seconds
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The ICC: from inception to future challenges

It is almost two decades since the International Criminal Court was established to investigate war crimes and crimes against humanity. In this podcast, Global Insight speaks to the first two prosecutors – Luis Moreno Ocampo and Fatou Bensouda – and one of the ICC’s key special advisers – Leila Sadat – about the ongoing challenges facing the ICC and what lies ahead for the Court as its third prosecutor, Karim Khan, settles into the role.
12/16/202117 minutes, 50 seconds
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Focus on COP26

COP26 in Glasgow aims to accelerate movement towards the targets set in the 2015 Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. With the Covid-19 pandemic delaying 2020’s talks and urgent action needed to address the climate crisis, the world will be watching closely - not only the immediate outcomes, but longer-term efforts made by states and the private sector.
10/27/202115 minutes, 52 seconds
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Justice delayed: a system on the brink

In early 2021, a joint report from four criminal justice watchdogs found significant delays plaguing access to justice in England and Wales – with 54,000 unheard cases as of the beginning of the year. Some of these cases may not be heard until 2023 or even 2024.  As Dominic Raab becomes the eighth Justice Secretary in a decade, the challenge to address the record backlog and fix Britain’s broken justice system has never been more acute.  In this podcast, our speakers discuss the causes and impact of the backlog and the measures proposed to alleviate them, including reopening Crown courtrooms, expanding the Nightingale temporary court system until March 2022 and modifying 71 courtrooms to hold large, multi-hander trials.
9/21/202113 minutes, 24 seconds
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Russia's rule of law crisis

The Duma elections in Russia in September 2021 will define the composition of Russia’s lower house of parliament for the next five years. They come at a testing time for the Pro-Putin ruling party Edinaya Rossiya, whose popularity has plummeted following the controversial decision to raise the state retirement age in 2018 and, more recently, its mishandling of the pandemic. In this IBA Global Insight podcast, we look at the continued efforts by the Russian authorities to suppress dissent and silence critics like Alexei Navalny and what these measures mean for the rule of law.
9/7/202113 minutes, 20 seconds
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Protecting the rule of law in the EU

Over the past decade, the legal and judicial systems of some EU member states have frequently been at odds with the EU’s requirements of independence, impartiality and adherence to the rule of law.  Political appointments of judges and often spurious proceedings against them are among the issues causing tension, and Covid-19 has caused further aggravation. Despite employing various measures to effect change, the situation has not improved. So what can be done?
7/21/202111 minutes, 33 seconds
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Protecting media freedoms

Around the world, attacks on journalists and the press are growing exponentially. In this podcast, Global Insight examines the challenges and why freedom of expression and the media is so fundamental to a transparent and progressive society.  
5/3/202111 minutes, 15 seconds
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A new era for climate action

President Biden’s swift measures to put climate action back on the agenda for the United States at the start of his term show the impact elections can have. This podcast explores the international influence of the US and Chinese climate policies, the relationship between populism and climate inaction and the importance of global collaboration in tackling the climate crisis. 
4/23/202113 minutes, 17 seconds
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China: the fragile superpower

China's ambition and growth over the past two decades has been well documented, but what lies ahead? This podcast explores shifts in China's economic model, trade and technology, and assesses the potential impact of human rights and other issues on the country's development.
4/1/202115 minutes, 13 seconds
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China and the Uighurs - investigating genocide allegations

The Chinese government stands accused of genocide against Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province. China rejects the allegations. This podcast considers the measures the international community should be taking. 
3/17/202121 minutes, 8 seconds
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Economic agenda for the US - Larry Summers

Former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers on the US economic situation and how the Biden administration should approach the issues
11/24/20208 minutes, 23 seconds
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Making America Global Again

The US presidential election in November presents an opportunity to take stock of the last four years and the Trump administration, which many agree has been characterised by a destructive approach to the international liberal order.   In this podcast, foreign affairs experts Charlene Barshefsky, John Bellinger and Richard Haass give their views on how the United States should reengage and rebuild in 2021.
9/21/20209 minutes, 3 seconds
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'The rule of law is in dire straits' - Dr Margaret Ng on Hong Kong national security law

In this podcast, Dr Margaret Ng, member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong between 1995 and 2012 and a founding member of the pro-democracy Basic Law Article 23 Concern Group, discusses the implications of the national security law recently enacted in Hong Kong by China, in conversation with IBA Multimedia Journalist Jennifer Venis.    The law has come under criticism for its draconian measures and a lack of consultation pre-implementation with the people of Hong Kong, and is widely seen as undermining the established concept of ‘one country, two systems’. #humanrights
7/30/202017 minutes, 31 seconds
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Covid-19, human rights and the Middle East

Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, and Sara Elizabeth Dill, Arab Regional Forum Liaison Officer for the IBA War Crimes Committee, consider the issues and look at specific developments across the Middle East. #humanrights
6/18/202017 minutes, 40 seconds
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Rule of law in the time of Covid-19

States have taken drastic action to combat Covid-19. But there is clear potential for abuse of the situation and a detrimental effect on the rule of law, says Baroness Helena Kennedy. #humanrights
4/6/202029 minutes, 43 seconds
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Women and the justice system

In the wake of the Weinstein trial, Global Insight assesses how legal and judicial systems continue to let down victims of sexual harassment and violence  #ustoo
2/24/202021 minutes, 36 seconds
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Protests in Iran

Javaid Rehman, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran, discusses his role and the difficulties involved, as well as recent protests in the country and the repressive response of the State #country
1/31/20208 minutes, 27 seconds
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David Miliband on refugee crisis

David Miliband speaks about migration, the climate crisis and the need for passion, as well as reason, in confronting populism #humanrights
12/24/201912 minutes, 15 seconds
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Trump and international relations

Growing tensions between the world's major powers present new dangers to the global order, says leading American diplomat Richard Haass. #intjus
9/10/20199 minutes, 30 seconds
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The climate crisis

Rapid and far-reaching changes are needed to address the climate crisis and its impact on human rights, warns the UN's Special Rapporteur. #humanrights
8/8/201910 minutes, 54 seconds
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The dark side of NDAs

There's increasing pressure to clean up the widespread misuse of non-disclosure agreements to cover up sexual crimes and misconduct. #humanrights
8/7/201911 minutes, 4 seconds
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Justice for Khashoggi

Saudi Arabia should be held to account for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi under international law, says UN Special Rapporteur Agnes Callamard. #intjus
7/4/201910 minutes, 42 seconds
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America and the world order

President Trump's unique approach to world affairs is causing lasting damage to the global rules-based order, warn John Bellinger and Harold Koh. #country
6/18/20197 minutes, 35 seconds
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India's Smart Cities Mission

The ambitious Smart Cities initiative aims to drive urban development and stimulate economic growth across India, using technology and data. #country
3/27/20198 minutes, 28 seconds
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America's border crisis

President Trump's controversial asylum ban and his relentless push to build a wall at the US-Mexico border, assessed by leading experts. #human rights
2/18/20198 minutes, 28 seconds
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Brexit: an uncertain future

The profound challenges posed by the UK's withdrawal from the EU, assessed by Ken Clarke, Vanessa Sciarra, Mary Robinson and Romano Prodi. #country
12/4/20189 minutes, 35 seconds
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Democracy in crisis

The wave of popular discontent worldwide presents a serious challenge to democracy, warn Ken Clarke, Romano Prodi and Jennifer Rubin. #intjus
11/19/201810 minutes
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MeToo and the legal profession

Diversity champions across the legal profession assess cultural and structural changes to drive equality and influence of women lawyers. #human rights
11/1/201810 minutes, 8 seconds
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Climate change: a tipping point

Mary Robinson, James Thornton and John Cruden on the urgent need for governments and business to redouble efforts on global warming. #energy
10/1/20188 minutes, 40 seconds
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Toxic debate threatens rule of law

The debasement of political debate is threatening the rule of law and eroding trust in democracy, warn leading figures from Washington. #country
9/12/20187 minutes, 34 seconds
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Foreign meddling in democracy

Funding of election campaigns, the power of social media giants and the risks to democracy, with Trevor Potter, John Holmes and Tony Travers. #intjus
7/16/201811 minutes, 6 seconds
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The fragmentation of the West

The threats facing Western unity and democracy worldwide are nearing crisis point, says former UK Foreign Secretary William Hague. #intjus
6/14/201811 minutes, 46 seconds
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Syria: an international crisis

Kofi Annan, Patricia O'Brien, Bernard Kouchner and Jose Manuel Barroso assess the obligations of the international community to intervene. #intjus
4/17/20188 minutes, 41 seconds
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US-North Korea summit

Ahead of a proposed summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, Robert Gates and Michael Kirby consider the path to resolving the crisis. #country
3/29/20187 minutes, 32 seconds
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Russia: the diplomatic standoff

The dangerous decline in relations between the West and Putin's Russia is assessed by Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Robert Gates and Jack Straw. #country
3/15/20188 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ending impunity for global crimes

The ICC's President, Chief Prosecutor and Registrar assess the achievements and challenges of the Court fifteen years on from its inception. #intjus
1/25/20188 minutes, 31 seconds
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Russiagate and the Clinton emails

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange defends the Clinton email leaks and discusses corrosive media reporting and the limits of judicial systems. #intjus
1/17/20187 minutes, 11 seconds
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China's economic future

Chief Economist at Deloitte China, Sitao Xu, on how China is transforming into a manufacturing and trading powerhouse to rival the United States. #country
11/8/20179 minutes, 42 seconds
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World trade priorities

President Obama's Trade Representative Michael Froman assesses America’s world trade priorities and the growing influence of China. #country
11/6/20178 minutes, 33 seconds
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When lawyers speak out

A US managing partner, the President of the New York City Bar Association and the IBA President on speaking out on the rule of law in the age of Trump. #intjus
9/25/20179 minutes, 44 seconds
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Time to tackle torture

An IBA-UN discussion on reaffirming torture as a #humanrights violation, with Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, Helena Kennedy, Juan Méndez and Beatrice Mtetwa.
9/8/20179 minutes, 56 seconds
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North Korea: At a critical juncture

Michael Kirby on the escalation of tensions over nuclear weapons and holding North Korea to account for grave #humanrights violations.
8/9/20177 minutes, 36 seconds
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Refugee access to justice

Lawyers and aid workers on the frontline of Europe's refugee crisis attempt to gain access to those in greatest need of legal advice. #humanrights
5/10/201710 minutes, 42 seconds
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Political influence in US justice

White House contact with Justice Dept over ‘Russiagate’ raises concerns over political influence, say ethics lawyers to Bush and Obama. #country
3/27/201710 minutes, 35 seconds
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US legal aid in crisis

Proposals for huge cuts to US civil legal aid are condemned by Legal Services Corporation chair John Levi and former chair Frank Strickland. #country
3/8/20179 minutes, 37 seconds
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Anti-EU populism

Populist politicians in France and the Netherlands are calling for their countries to leave the EU, but there are major barriers to exit. #country
3/2/201712 minutes, 10 seconds
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Trump and executive power

President Trump's controversial use of executive orders goes too far, says former Deputy Assistant US Attorney General, John Yoo. #country
2/21/201718 minutes, 1 second
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Focus on Turkey

Assessing the Turkish Government’s response to the failed coup of July 2016 and the serious consequences for the rule of law and #humanrights.
2/10/201713 minutes, 53 seconds
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Populism and climate justice

Following the UK's Brexit vote and the US Presidential election, Mary Robinson considers populism and the links with climate justice and #humanrights.
12/8/20166 minutes, 35 seconds
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Brazil: corruption scandal update

The lead prosecutor investigating the biggest corruption scandal in Brazil's history provides an update and calls for criminal justice reforms in the #country.
12/1/20168 minutes, 45 seconds
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Brexit vote and legal challenge

Jack Straw, Tony Travers and Arlene Foster on the historic vote, the ensuing legal challenge, and key issues such as immigration and security. #country
11/18/201611 minutes, 33 seconds
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President Trump & human rights

David Scheffer, Juan Mendez and Cori Crider express their concerns over what a Trump Presidency could mean for #humanrights and the rule of law.
11/11/20169 minutes, 8 seconds
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Financial reforms after the crisis

Christine Lagarde, Ben Bernanke and Chris Dodd on the need for ongoing #finance reforms and culture change a decade on from the global crisis.
11/8/201612 minutes, 25 seconds
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Habré and justice in Africa

The trial and conviction of the former Chad dictator, Hissène Habré, for historic crimes is assessed by ICC Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and others. #intjus
7/18/201610 minutes, 35 seconds
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Tackling bribery and corruption

Drago Kos, Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery, on the role of governments, companies and the legal profession. #anticorruption
7/5/201611 minutes, 56 seconds
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Europe and its institutions

José Manuel Barroso, Nicolas Bratza and José María Aznar consider the European Union's systems and human rights protections. #humanrights
6/20/201610 minutes
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Doping and corruption in sport

Mark Pieth, Michael Beloff and Richard McLaren on the scandals and governance challenges facing the world’s major sporting bodies. #csr
6/14/201613 minutes, 10 seconds
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Global responses to terrorism

Legal experts examine protection of human rights, underpinning legal considerations and the coalition's fight against #terrorism and ISIS.
5/26/201610 minutes, 10 seconds
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Counter-terrorism laws in Europe

David Anderson QC, the UK's independent reviewer of #terrorism legislation, discusses the developing security situation.
3/31/20169 minutes, 35 seconds
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Spotlight on Brazil

Jim O’Neill and other speakers highlight the legal, business and economic issues in the #country as Rio prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.
3/1/201610 minutes, 19 seconds
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Cyber security

Anders Fogh Rasmussen and other high-profile speakers discuss online security, cyber espionage and the rising threat of cyber-attacks. #csr
1/8/201611 minutes, 32 seconds
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COP21 and climate justice

Mary Robinson, Al Gore and Mohamed Nasheed on the injustices of climate change, the role of lawyers and the December 2015 Paris talks. #energy
11/27/201511 minutes, 8 seconds
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Myanmar reform

Aung San Suu Kyi and other speakers comment on elections, constitutional reform and accountability vs reconciliation #country
11/6/201513 minutes, 11 seconds
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North Korea

Michael Kirby, Chair, UN Commission of Inquiry, on human rights violations and how the international community should respond. #country
10/26/20158 minutes, 19 seconds
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UN development goals

Kofi Annan, Muhammad Yunus, Mary Robinson and Mark Malloch Brown discuss the Millennium and Sustainable Development Goals. #intjus
10/19/201513 minutes, 22 seconds
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Chinese economy

Jim O’Neill, Chris Saul and James Palmer explore China’s economic slowdown and the possibility of social reform in the country. #finance
10/14/20159 minutes, 18 seconds
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Syria and the UN

Navi Pillay, Bernard Kouchner and Mark Malloch Brown examine UN intervention in Syria and the responsibility to protect. #intjus
9/17/20156 minutes
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IBA corruption interviews

Charmian Gooch, the Co-Founder of Global Witness, and José Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International. #anticorruption
8/17/20157 minutes, 59 seconds