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4 September 2020 | Podcasts | Article by Alan Collins

HJ Talks About Abuse: Modern day piracy and human rights

HJ Talks About Abuse: Modern day piracy and human rights HJ Talks About Abuse: Modern day piracy and human rights

In this episode of the HJ Talks About Abuse podcast, Partner Alan Collins discusses with Mike Dun – amateur historian and commentator on legal and political issues in Jersey and elsewhere the issue of human rights in 2020 with an 18th-century twist.

They discuss whether piracy and slave trading generated human right questions 300 years ago and whether society has learned any lessons from those times let alone found answers.

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Author bio

Alan Collins is one of the best known and most experienced solicitors in the field of child abuse litigation and has acted in many high profile cases, including the Jimmy Savile and Haut de la Garenne abuse scandals.  Alan has represented interested parties before public inquiries including the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry, and IICSA (Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse).

Internationally, Alan works in Australia, South East Asia, Uganda, Kenya, and California representing clients in high profile sexual abuse cases. Alan also spoke at the Third Regional Workshop on Justice for Children in East Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok hosted by Unicef and HCCH (Hague Conference on Private International Law).

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