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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Edwin Cameron. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Edwin Cameron, often where they are interviewed.

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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Edwin Cameron. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Edwin Cameron, often where they are interviewed.

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The Judge and Defender of Human Rights | Edwin Cameron (Part 2)

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Justice Edwin Cameron (Inspecting Judge Of Prisons | Chancellor of Stellenbosch University)

Turning stigmas of homophobia and HIV-AIDS into defending human rights.

An intensely vulnerable, honest and real conversation with a man who was described by Nelson Mandela as "One of South Africa's new heroes" and who has been called "The greatest legal mind of his generation."

Edwin had a traumatic childhood growing up in a fractured home, with an alcoholic father who was imprisoned for stealing a car, and he later spent 5 years in a children's home after the tragic loss of a sister and his mother's inability to be able to support him and his other sister.

Living in fear of being discovered for his true identity because he was gay and different, Edwin found his voice and his purpose as a defender of those who are marginalized, those who are oppressed, and those who are victims. As a result he has changed and positively impacted literally thousands of lives.

This is a story and a conversation that will have a powerful impact on you and how you view your own life and purpose.

Edwin is an extraordinary human who understands that in sharing our often painful experiences we allow others to resonate, relate and embark on their own journey of heling and purpose.
Nov 11 2020 · 23mins
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The Judge and Defender of Human Rights | Edwin Cameron (Part 1)

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Justice Edwin Cameron (Inspecting Judge Of Prisons | Chancellor of Stellenbosch University)

Turning stigmas of homophobia and HIV-AIDS into defending human rights.

An intensely vulnerable, honest and real conversation with a man who was described by Nelson Mandela as "One of South Africa's new heroes" and who has been called "The greatest legal mind of his generation."

Edwin had a traumatic childhood growing up in a fractured home, with an alcoholic father who was imprisoned for stealing a car, and he later spent 5 years in a children's home after the tragic loss of a sister and his mother's inability to be able to support him and his other sister.

Living in fear of being discovered for his true identity because he was gay and different, Edwin found his voice and his purpose as a defender of those who are marginalized, those who are oppressed, and those who are victims. As a result he has changed and positively impacted literally thousands of lives.

This is a story and a conversation that will have a powerful impact on you and how you view your own life and purpose.

Edwin is an extraordinary human who understands that in sharing our often painful experiences we allow others to resonate, relate and embark on their own journey of heling and purpose.
Nov 11 2020 · 49mins

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South Africa's Dark Past and Present with Judge Edwin Cameron

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In this very first episode, we start our journey in South Africa. We interview the well renowned South African lawyer and retired judge from South Africa’s Constitutional Court, Judge Edwin Cameron, who is in conversation with Nangamso Kwinana of the Africa Liberal Network.
Judge Cameron gives us deep insights into South Africa's dark past and discusses the current human rights problems. Listen to his fascinating personal journey in the judiciary and his perspective of the country’s history.
 
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Sep 21 2020 · 43mins
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Rhodes to Law: Edwin Cameron (Part Two)

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Rahul talks to Edwin about his experience of coming out in South Africa, the nature of shame, and how being diagnosed with HIV informed his outlook on life.
Feb 06 2020 · 20mins

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Rhodes to Law: Edwin Cameron (Part One)

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Hailed by Nelson Mandela as "one of South Africa's new heroes", Justice Edwin Cameron (South Africa-at-Large & Keble 1976) speaks to Rahul Bajaj (India & Linacre 2018) about his experience as a young gay man growing up in South Africa, his time at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, coming out and the nature of privilege.
Jan 23 2020 · 34mins
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RightsUp - Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman Talks with Edwin Cameron

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This is a special episode of RightsUp, which takes Sandy Fredman’s new book, Comparative Human Rights Law, as a starting point for global conversation around the role of law, lawyers, courts, and judges in forwarding human rights in different contexts. Each episode will delve into the overarching themes of the book and highlight some specific examples from different jurisdictions -- on issues such as capital punishment, abortion, the right to housing, health, and education, and the right to freedom of speech and religion.

In this discussion, Sandy speaks with Judge Edwin Cameron, who recently retired from the Constitutional Court of South Africa after serving for more than two decades as a judge in South African courts.

Guests: Sandra Fredman and Edwin Cameron
Produced by: Kira Allmann
Music by: Rosemary Allmann
Dec 06 2019 · 46mins
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Comparative Human Rights Law Book Launch: Sandy Fredman in Conversation with Edwin Cameron

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This is a special episode of RightsUp, which takes Sandy Fredman’s new book, Comparative Human Rights Law, as a starting point for global conversation around the role of law, lawyers, courts, and judges in forwarding human rights in different contexts. Each episode will delve into the overarching themes of the book and highlight some specific examples from different jurisdictions -- on issues such as capital punishment, abortion, the right to housing, health, and education, and the right to freedom of speech and religion.

In this discussion, Sandy speaks with Judge Edwin Cameron, who recently retired from the Constitutional Court of South Africa after serving for more than two decades as a judge in South African courts.

Guests: Sandra Fredman and Edwin Cameron
Produced by: Kira Allmann
Music by: Rosemary Allmann

Dec 06 2019 · 46mins
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Edwin Cameron - Dealing with Homosexuality and HIV in South Africa

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South Africa became the first jurisdiction in the world to protect the LGBT community.

Right now, around 50% of the population of South Africa thinks that homosexuality should be accepted and even a bigger proportion, accept and believe that it should be protected by the constitution.

On today’s episode, I have an interesting discussion with Judge Cameron, one of the few leaders that had the courage to step up and admit publicly that he is a gay man, living with HIV and who, through his efforts and dedication, helps to change the future of the LGBT community.

Edwin Cameron is a retired judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. Edwin is openly gay and HIV positive, living with the virus since 1985, a period in which anti-retroviral medicine was not accessible to the less endowed in society. Edwin's realization that he owed his life to his relative wealth, caused him to become a prominent HIV and AIDS activist in post-apartheid South Africa. Since disclosing that he was HIV positive, in 1999, Judge Cameron remains the only senior South African official to have stated publicly that he is living with HIV.

He co-founded the AIDS Consortium, which he chaired for the first three years. He was the first director of the AIDS Law Project and co-drafted the Charter of Rights on AIDS and HIV. He also advised the National Union of Mineworkers on HIV and AIDS and was involved in drafting the first comprehensive AIDS agreement for the industry, with the Chamber of Mines.

Throughout his career, Edwin Cameron has been named a Legal Giant, recognized for his brilliance, commitment to human rights and social justice and his HIV and AIDS activism. He has received numerous awards, notably Transnet's HIV/AIDS Champions Award in 2000, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation's Excellence in Leadership Award in 2003, Prize for Civil Courage of German Gay and Lesbian Movement in 2007, winner of Brudner Prize, Yale University for Gay and Lesbians scholarship in 2009, among many others.

So, listen to Episode 5 of Positively Alive, to learn about one of the most courageous leaders in South Africa, about his experiences, his activism work, his opinions on stigma and criminalization and his future projects.

Questions I ask:

  • Could you elaborate a little bit on your journey as a gay man in South Africa and also, what it has been for you to open up as a public official? (04:06)
  • Why do you think it's so difficult for others to follow in your footsteps? (11:15)
  • In South Africa, how would you evaluate the Government's response to this epidemic? (14:24)
  • Do you believe that at some point in South Africa, HIV testing will become as natural as relicensing your car or renewing your driver's license? (19:20)
  • What role can you play as judges, to make sure that injustice, irrationality, fear, and ignorance do not triumph? (24:12)
  • Looking back, what would you describe as your major accomplishment? (26:54)


In this episode, you will learn:

  • Judge Cameron’s opinion on complacency - the biggest threat to ending the war against HIV. (09:04)
  • Who Judge Cameron considers being the demographic that HIV/AIDS campaigns should target to educate. (17:07)
  • Judge Cameron’s experience and feelings when he went public about being a gay person living with HIV. (20:13)
  • The statistics on criminalization based on sexual orientation. (21:34)
  • The impact of U=U (Undetectable is Untransmittable) in South Africa. (26:06)
  • The future projects that Judge Cameron is working on. (27:38)

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Oct 07 2019 · 30mins
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The legacy of Justice Edwin Cameron

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On the show this week: Hilary Joffe and the team take a look at how the NHI will change the role of private medical providers. The editors also discuss the high court's decision to set aside the findings of the Seriti inquiry and they take a look at the kind of legacy Justice Edwin Cameron will be leaving behind as he retires after 25 years as a judge.
Aug 21 2019 · 25mins
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Justice Edwin Cameron ‘a brave and bold man’

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Jacaranda FM — Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng described retired Justice Edwin Cameron as “a brave and bold man” for openly declaring his HIV status in a time when it was not popular.
Aug 20 2019 · 4mins
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