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IMPACTUM in CONTEXT the Podcast is a space dedicated to discussing and learning about human rights from a multidisciplinary, multicultural, and contextual perspective.


In the episodes, we talk to academics, experts, and members of human rights organisations about the most current human rights issues through a critical and constructive lens. This is a bilingual podcast, with episodes in English or Spanish, depending on the expert interviewed.


The podcast is hosted by Prof Dr Clara Burbano Herrera and Ms Kate Murphy with the support of Mr Yves De Mol. 


The podcast is produced by the Programme for Studies on Human Rights in Context and the IMPACTUM ERC research team.

Credits music

Song: Clara

Composers: Yesid De La Rivera - Andres Miranda

Year: 1998

Colombian artists

Thanks to the European Research Council (ERC) and UGent Team Multimedia.

IMPACTUM in CONTEXT the Podcast series

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Episode 1
Meet the Hosts 
Prof Dr Clara Burbano Herrera & Ms Kate Murphy
August 2023 I Spanish
Meet the hosts
00:00 / 19:32
Episode 2
Persons Deprived of Liberty and the Sub-committee for the Prevention of Torture
Guest: Dr Maria Luisa Romero
September 2023 I Spanish
Dr Maria Luisa Romero
00:00 / 23:26
Episode 3
LGBTQI+ People Deprived of Liberty 
Guest: Prof Dr Pauline Jacobs
October 2023 I English
Dr Pauline Jacobs
00:00 / 24:48
Episode 4
Prisons in the Americas
Guest: Prof Sofia Galvan
November 2023 I Spanish
Bookshelf Broadcast
Prof Sofia Galvan
00:00 / 24:38
Episode 5
Prisons and Urgent Measures
the Americas
Guest: Prof Sofia Galvan
December 2023 I Spanish
Prof Sofia Galvan (II)
00:00 / 19:48
Episode 6
Prisons and National Human Rights Institutions
Guest: Prof Dr Par Engstrom
January 2024 I English
Therapy Closeup
Prof Par Engstrom
00:00 / 18:06
Episode 7
Prisons and Torture
Guest: Prof Par Engstrom
February 2024 I English
Prof Engstrom (II)
00:00 / 27:37
Episode 8
Prisons and Democracy
Guest: Mr Daniel Cerqueira
March 2024 I Spanish 
Business Meeting
Mr Daniel Cerqueira
00:00 / 26:10
Episode 9
Prisons and Latin-America 
Guest: Mr Daniel Cerqueira
April 2024 I Spanish
Recording Studio
Mr Daniel Cerqueira (II)
00:00 / 17:23

Let's Connect

Episode 10
Special Rapporteurs and Detainees 
Guest: Ms Fionnuala Ni Aolain
May 2024 I English
Man Holding Flyer
Former Special Rapporteur
00:00 / 15:21
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