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Staging human rights in prison

Speaker: Professor Paul Heritage, Queen Mary, University of London
Chair: Professor Peter Townsend, Centre for the Study of Human Rights
March 2005


Staging Human Rights is an educational theatre in prisons programme run by the People's Palace Projects that explores how human rights can be addressed and realised with the people who live and work in prison on a daily basis - guards, health and education workers, administrative staff and the prisoners themselves. There are two strands to the programme - a participatory theatre programme in adult prisons in six states across Brazil and a performance programme specifically with women in prison in the UK and Brazil.

In this lunchtime talk, Professor Paul Heritage, artistic director of the People's Palace Projects, talks about the project, how it came into being, the challenges it has faced and what it has achieved.