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.


Danson Kahyana, a Carr Center Scholar at Risk, discusses the current political situation in Uganda, his work using poetry to teach his students to articulate issues they face in society, the backlash he has faced to his work, his 2018 publication of a book of creative writing from inmates inside a Ugandan prison, his own poetry, and how he finds courage to continue his work in the face of hardship.

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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

Maggie Gates

Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

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Mathias Risse

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

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Aminta Ossom

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