Episode 11: How Do We Prove Human Rights Violations?


In this episode of Exploring Global Problems, Professor of Law Yvonne McDermott Rees and 2020 Hillary Rodham Clinton Global Challenges Programme scholars Charlotte Morgan and Andrea Stanišić discuss child poverty, environmental human rights, and how social media evidence can be used for accountability for mass human rights violations.

About our experts

Yvonne’s research focuses on international criminal law, human rights law, and the law of evidence. She recently led a large Economic and Social Research Council-funded project on the use of open-source evidence for human rights fact-finding. Yvonne has published in leading journals including the American Journal of International Law, Leiden Journal of International Law, Journal of International Criminal Justice, International Criminal Law Review, and Law, Probability, and Risk.

Charlotte’s research examined whether children in Wales are unable to access their rights due to the socioeconomic disadvantage that they experience, and how this disadvantage has been worsened by Covid-19. She works as a Policy and Public Affairs Intern at British Heart Foundation Cymru, addressing health inequalities in Wales. 

Andrea conducted research on environmental human rights, exploring developments and trends in the human rights approach to environmental protection. She worked at the think tank Centre for Democracy and Human Rights in Montenegro and cooperated with ClientEarth and American Bar Association on research projects.

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