Undercurrents: The global human rights system, and responding to ransomware

What can the international community do to better protect human rights? And how should policymakers should address advances in cybercrime?

Audio Published 12 August 2021 Updated 13 August 2021 57 minute listen

The COVID-19 pandemic, new systems of digital repression and the strengthening of authoritarian governments around the world have put significant strain on the international human rights system. To consider the prospects for multilateral human rights protection and the role that civil society activism can play in this, Ben is joined by Dr Agnès Callamard. 

Then Amrit discusses new developments in cybercrime with International Security Programme colleagues Esther Naylor and Isabella Wilkinson. They assess the prevalence and impact of ransomware attacks, and how governments and the private sector can respond.