Podcast

Conservatism and human rights - Episode 31

In the final human rights podcast Laura speaks to Sir Michael Tugendhat, former High Court judge and QC, about the report he authored for Bright Blue 'Fighting for freedom?' in which he sets out the historic and future relationship between conservatism and human rights. Bright Blue director Ryan Shorthouse argues that the Conservatives should champion human rights in order to attract more younger voters.

Conservatism and human rights - Episode 28

Laura Round discusses the vote in the Jordanian parliament to repeal a law that enabled rapists to avoid punishment by marrying their victim, and the refugee situation in Calais. Trump announced he was banning transgender people from serving in the American military. Mark Nevitt, US Navy Commander and Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, joins the show to discuss this in further detail.

Conservatism and human rights - Episode 27

In the 27th episode of Bright Blue's Conservatism and human rights podcast series, Laura Round is joined by Professor Nick Cheeseman, democracy and international relations specialist at the University of Birmingham, to examine the upcoming elections in Kenya and concerns around voters' safety and democracy. Bright Blue's research assistant Freddie Lloyd also features to discuss protests against growing authoritarianism and associated human rights violations in socialist Venezuela. Other topics include President Trump's reinstatement of a ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, and Australia's offshore immigration processing programme.

Conservatism and human rights - Episode 26 - Special Edition

In this Special Edition of Bright Blue's Conservatism and human rights podcast series, which marks our 26th episode overall, Laura Round is joined by our human rights commissioners the Rt Hon Maria Miller MP (a Conservative Member of Parliament who serves as Chairwoman of the Commons Women and Equalities Select Committee) and the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP (a Conservative Member of Parliament and former Attorney General) to discuss our new report Britain Breaking Barriers. This culminates a one-year investigation into equality and human rights in the United Kingdom. Bright Blue's director Ryan Shorthouse and researcher James Dobson also feature.