Defending Human Rights

Aug 29, 2018, 11:20 AM

Human rights allow us to work and to move freely. On the move, refugees and migrants are also entitled to rights and protections. But, what happens when these rights are violated or abused. Who is responsible for ensuring these rights and for investigating abuses? Who are Human Rights Defenders? Large international organisations or people like you or me? In this episode we’re trying to answer these questions by speaking to Christian Friis Bach, Secretary General of the Danish Refugee Council, Erin Kilbride, of Front Line Defenders and Matt Smith, co-founder and CEO of Fortify Rights.

Danish Refugee Council: @DRC_dk

Christian Friis Bach: @christianfbach

Frontline Defenders: @FrontLineHRD

Fortify Rights: @FortifyRights

Matthew Smith: @matthewfsmith

Picture Caption:

Stranded on the Myanmar border for up to three weeks, Rohingya refugees cross the Naf River into Bangladesh—a five to seven-hour-long journey—on makeshift rafts made of bamboo, tarp, and empty palm-oil cans.

Patrick Brown © Panos/UNICEF 2018

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