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The Foreign & Commonwealth Office supports human rights, democracy and good governance around the world. Our podcast series looks at a range of human rights issues, from freedom of expression to the death penalty, along with concerns in specific co...
||CleanHuman rights: Torture prevention||Louise De Sousa, Head of the Human Rights Department at the Foreign Office, Kolbassia Haoussou, Coordinator of Survivors Speak OUT, Alex Wilks, Senior Programme Lawyer at the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute and Nick Hardwick CBE, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons since 2010 discuss the FCO's Torture Prevention Strategy.||7 12 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHuman rights: Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict||Launched to coincide with International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November 2012, this human rights podcast from the Foreign Office contains excerpts from Foreign Secretary William Hague’s speech on preventing sexual violence in conflict and post-conflict situations. Sexual violence in conflict is widespread, but very few perpetrators have ever been put on trial. This culture of impunity means the cycle of sexual violence continues – from Bosnia, to Rwanda, to the Democratic Republic of Congo, to Libya, and to Syria. Earlier this year, the Foreign Office launched the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative. This aims to replace the culture of impunity with one of deterrence - by increasing the number of perpetrators brought to justice both internationally and nationally; by strengthening international efforts and co-ordination to prevent and respond to sexual violence; and by supporting states build national capacity. Through the UK’s Presidency of the G8 in 2013, we are launching a sustained campaign to build a global partnership to prevent sexual violence in conflict. To find out more about the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative and the Foreign Office's work on human rights, follow @FCOHumanRights on Twitter.||22 11 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHuman rights: International Women's Day, 8 March 2012||Launched for International Women’s Day on 8 March 2012, this human rights podcast from the Foreign Office focuses on women’s rights and the role of women in Libya. We hear from Sara Maziq, the co-founder of the Libyan Civil Society Organisation and Women 4 Libya, and Elham Saudi, co-founder and Director of Lawyers for Justice in Libya – an organisation created shortly after the February 17 revolution in Libya. Both offer unique perspectives on developments over the last year, and share their fascinating stories. Offering insights into wide-ranging experiences of girls and young women in Libya, they picture a future that is both challenging and hopeful.||8 3 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHuman rights: International Human Rights Day, 10th Dec||The third in our series of human rights themed podcasts focuses on the theme of social media and human rights, featuring insights from Index on Censorship, Article 19, Free Belarus Now, Sablat Oman and Computer Science at University College London.||9 12 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHuman rights: the death penalty||This human rights-themed podcast from the Foreign Office focuses on the theme of minimum standards on the use of the death penalty, as well as oppor||3 10 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanHuman rights: This Prison Where I Live||Human rights: This Prison Where I Live||2 9 2011||Free||View In iTunes|