Confronting, challenging, and exploring human rights issues.

Justice Matters investigates global human rights issues, from the ethics of AI to the sources of systemic discrimination.

New episodes, presented by Carr Center Executive Director Maggie Gates, bring in a diverse group of guests from the field of human rights policy to explore human rights matters through a multidisciplinary lens.


Angela Riley, Chief Justice of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation and Professor of Law and American Indian Studies at UCLA, discusses issues relating to national and global tribal sovereignty, the Potawatomi judiciary system, and the recent changes to the Citizen Potawatomi Nation’s constitution.

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Investigating matters of human rights at home and abroad, exploring topics like abortion bans, the UN Business & Human Rights Forum, and the civil rights movement. Listen to all the episodes of Justice Matters, hosted by Maggie Gates, Mathias Risse, and Aminta Ossom. 

Our Hosts

Maggie Gates

Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

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Faculty Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs and Philosophy

Aminta Ossom headshot

Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School
Clinical Instructor, International Human Rights Clinic