New video explains the human right to vote

Today, the Castan Centre is launching a new video that uses humour interspersed with academic expertise to explain the human right to vote.

For those who have been following along, this new video is the final episode of series two of “Have You Got That Right?”. The concept of the series is to answer important human rights questions in a fun and engaging way in as little time as possible. The videos are accompanied by lots of extra material aimed at both adults and secondary school students. You can find all of the videos and the extra information on the Have You Got That Right website.

The new video takes a humorous look at three different eras – the 1900s, the 1950s and today – to explain how suffrage in democratic societies has gradually expanded.  Our Director, Professor Sarah Joseph, then explains how the right to vote is protected under international human rights law, and how and when it can be reasonably restricted.

You can watch the video here, and then have a look around the project website to watch all ten videos.

Castan Centre

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law seeks to promote and protect human rights through the generation and dissemination of public scholarship in international and domestic human rights law. In pursuit of this mission, the Centre brings the work of human rights scholars, practitioners and advocates from a wide range of disciplines together in the Centre’s key activities of research, teaching, public education (lectures, seminars, conferences, speeches, media presentations, etc), applied research, advice work and consultancies.

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