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The Rights Track podcast gets the hard facts about the human rights challenges facing the world today and aims to get our thinking about human rights on the right track.

The podcast is hosted by Professor Todd Landman, a human rights scholar and champion for the advancement of human rights understanding.

Each episode is an insightful, compelling and rigorous interview with academics engaged in systematic human rights research.

In Series 7 we are looking at human rights in a digital world. We're talking with advocates and academics who are investigating if and how advancing technology is advancing or stifling our human rights. We're delighted to be producing this Series in partnership with and with funding from the University of Nottingham's Data-Driven Discovery Initiative (3DI).

Series 1-6 of The Rights Track have been supported by the Nuffield Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council, and the University of Nottingham.

In Series 1, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, Todd interviews leading analysts at the forefront of the latest critical thinking on human rights.

In Series 2, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, The Rights Track turns its attention to human rights advocates and practitioners involved in the struggle for human rights to learn more about their work and the ways in which academic research is helping them.

In Series 3, our podcast joins the fight to end modern day slavery by 2030. In partnership with the University of Nottingham's Right's Lab research project, we talk with researchers who are providing hard evidence about the scale of the problem and by recommending strategies that can help consign slavery to the history books. 

Series 4 continues with the theme of modern slavery and sees our podcast on the road, capturing the voices, thoughts and ideas of people from around the world who are part of the global coalition to end it.

In Series 5, we dig deeper into the relationship between SDG 8.7 and the United Nations’ other Sustainable Development Goals. We ask if developing stronger institutions could lead to slave-free supply chains or if making businesses better is the route to a world free of slavery by 2030. How does achieving these goals together lead to the single aim of a better and more sustainable future for us all?

In Series 6 we're discussing human rights and COVID19. We are in conversation with leading advocates and scholars as we look to learn if and how human rights are under threat as a result of the pandemic, what this means for specific groups and individuals and what needs to be done to protect, preserve, uphold and advance human rights in this context.

Although our interviews focus on often complex research, they have been developed with a much wider audience in mind and we ensure they are accessible to anyone with an interest in human rights.

The podcast is produced and edited by former BBC journalist and founder of Research Podcasts, Christine Garrington with social media support from Krissie Brighty-Glover. If you would like to get involved with The Rights Track, we have a Facebook Group where you can keep up with the project, suggest ideas for guests and questions you'd like us to ask on your behalf. You can also follow us on Twitter. Just click on the social media icons at the top of the page.