The last of The Open University co-productions, Amnesty! When They Are All Free shows as part of the Storyville strand on May 31st on BBC Four. The film examines the work of the campaigning organisation as it reaches its fiftieth anniversary.
Professor Gary Slapper introduces Amnesty International's iconic candle, one of the most recognisable symbols in the... Read more: A most extraordinary candle
Sandel also presented Justice, a series of lively lectures on the moral angle of eight contentious subjects, from murder and cannibalism to same-sex marriage and lying.
Time Shift dug into the archive to explore retribution and correction with The Story Of Corporal Punishment and The Story Of Capital Punishment; the strand also explored the achievements of BBC One's campaigning series Rough Justice in Re-trial By Television.
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Harvard philosophy expert Michael Sandel gives us exclusive video insights into his views on eminent thinkers such as... Watch now: Michael Sandel on...
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How should we judge slave owners? Were they innocent or guilty? Miranda Fricker talks about blame and historic injustice Listen now: Blame and historic injustice
The position of barrister is crucial in the justice process. Our panel explains why. Watch now: What is the role of the barrister?
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Justice: A Citizen's Guide on BBC Four
Marking the 50th anniversary of the campaigning group, Storyville presents a history of Amnesty International. Read more: OU on the BBC: Justice: Amnesty! When They Are All Free
OU on the BBC: Justice: Timeshift - Crime and Punishment - The Story of Capital Punishment Copyright: BBC
Timeshift steps outside the highly charged debate over electric chairs and fatal injections to investigate the facts... Read more: OU on the BBC: Justice: Timeshift - Crime and Punishment - The Story of Capital Punishment
OU on the BBC: Justice: Timeshift - Crime and Punishment - The Story of Corporal Punishment Copyright: BBC
Spare the rod and spoil the child? Timeshift looks back to what the world was like before the rod was spared. Read more: OU on the BBC: Justice: Timeshift - Crime and Punishment - The Story of Corporal Punishment
Stepping in when justice goes wrong: BBC Four pays tribute to the campaigning team at Rough Justice. Read more: OU on the BBC: Justice: Timeshift - Retrial By Television
Michael Sandel takes a lively look at some of the moral questions surrounding our ideas of justice. Read more: OU on the BBC: Justice: Justice with Michael Sandel
Michael Sandel takes on the idea of fairness, and asks how it might apply to David Cameron's Big Society. Read more: OU on the BBC: Justice: Fairness And The Big Society
Michael Sandel explores justice from a philosophical angle - are there absolute rights and wrongs, and what can... Read more: OU on the BBC: Justice: A Citizen's Guide To The 21st Century