Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman in Conversation with Edwin Cameron

by | Dec 6, 2019

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Interviewee: Justice Edwin Cameron

Justice Edwin Cameron, Constitutional Court of South Africa|Justice Edwin Cameron, Constitutional Court of South Africa|Justice Edwin Cameron, Constitutional Court of South Africa

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Interviewer: Sandra Fredman

Sandra Fredman FBA QC (hon) is the Professor of the Laws of the British Commonwealth and the USA at Oxford University. She is Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Cape Town and a fellow of Pembroke College Oxford. She was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2005 and was made an Honorary Queen’s Counsel in 2012. She has written and published widely on anti-discrimination law, human rights law and labour law, with a specific focus on gender and socio-economic rights.

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This is a special episode of RightsUp, which takes Sandy Fredman’s new book, Comparative Human Rights Law, as a starting point for global conversation around the role of law, lawyers, courts, and judges in forwarding human rights in different contexts. Each episode will delve into the overarching themes of the book and highlight some specific examples from different jurisdictions — on issues such as capital punishment, abortion, the right to housing, health, and education, and the right to freedom of speech and religion.

In this discussion, Sandy speaks with Judge Edwin Cameron, who recently retired from the Constitutional Court of South Africa after serving for more than two decades as a judge in South African courts.

Guests: Sandra Fredman and Edwin Cameron
Produced by: Kira Allmann
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

 

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