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Bianca Jagger on human rights

Tom Sutcliffe talks to the Pakistani novelist Fatima Bhutto, playwright Howard Brenton, human rights campaigner Bianca Jagger and academic Stephen Hopgood.

Tom Sutcliffe looks at the future of human rights with the campaigner Bianca Jagger and academic Stephen Hopgood. Jagger points to the failure of the global community to tackle violence against women and girls, while Hopgood sounds the death knell for international Human Rights with the rise of religious conservatism and the decline in influence of Europe and America. Pakistan's Tribal Area close to Afghanistan is the setting for Fatima Bhutto's debut novel, and the playwright Howard Brenton examines the chaos of the partition of India in his latest production, Drawing The Line.

Producer: Katy Hickman.

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Mon 25 Nov 2013 21:30

Bianca Jagger

Bianca Jagger is the founder and Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation.


Bianca’s Longford Lecture, ‘Ending Violence Against Women and Girls and the Culture of Impunity: achieving the missing Millennium Development Goal target’, is available online.


Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation


Longford Trust - Longford Lectures

Stephen Hopgood

Stephen Hopgood is Reader in International Relations at SOAS, University of London.


The Endtimes of Human Rights is published by Cornell University Press.


Stephen Hopgood

Fatima Bhutto

Fatima Bhutto is a writer.


The Shadow of the Crescent Moon is published by Viking.


Fatima is also giving a lecture, ‘The Shadow of the Crescent Moon: writing Pakistan’, at the London School of Economics on Monday 25 November.


Fatima Bhutto


The Shadow of the Crescent Moon: writing Pakistan

Howard Brenton

Howard Brenton is a playwright.


Drawing the Line will open at the Hampstead Theatre on 3 December and run until 11 January.


Drawing the Line: An introduction by Howard Brenton


Role Contributor
Presenter Tom Sutcliffe
Interviewed Guest Bianca Jagger
Interviewed Guest Stephen Hopgood
Interviewed Guest Fatima Bhutto
Interviewed Guest Howard Brenton
Producer Katy Hickman


  • Mon 25 Nov 2013 09:00
  • Mon 25 Nov 2013 21:30