Investigation

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Simon Cox investigates the UN's principal human rights body, the Human Rights Council.

He examines accusations that it is weak and subject to political manipulation and asks if it is achieving its aim of protecting people from violence and persecution.

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Simon Cox investigates how local authorities react when people ask to have their children taken away.

While attention might normally focus on social services failing to protect children from abusive parents, he talks to some parents who, conversely, say that they cannot cope or do not want the responsibility.

How do local authorities react when people ask to have their children taken away?

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Simon Cox investigates modern-day piracy.

He talks to some of those involved, reveals the extent of the British connection to the modern kidnap and ransom business and discovers that, far from its popular recent associations with the Somali coast, much of the negotiations to free seized ships actually take place in the world's maritime law capital, London.

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Simon Cox investigates the dangers, and possible merits, of incineration as a means of disposing of waste.

While environmentalists argue against it, the collapsing market for recyclable material and Britain's growing waste mountains suggest that incineration may yet be a viable option.

Simon Cox investigates the dangers, and possible merits, of incinerating waste.

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Josie Long presents stories of investigations - both amateur and professional.

The comedian Alex Edelman describes his search for a missing cult legend, a German historian talks about the trouble of tracking down Hitler's head and a group of young mothers gather together to solve the mystery of disappearing teething powder.

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall

A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

The items featured in this programme are:

Maria

Produced by Martin Johnson

Hitler or Bust

Produced by Rose de Larrabeiti

Teething Problems

Produced by Luke Eldridge

Finding Joe Hammond

Featuring Alex Edelman

Produced by Sophie Black.

07062015051220150824 (R4)

Josie Long presents stories of investigations - both amateur and professional.

The comedian Alex Edelman describes his search for a missing cult legend, a German historian talks about the trouble of tracking down Hitler's head and a group of young mothers gather together to solve the mystery of disappearing teething powder.

Series Producer: Eleanor McDowall

A Falling Tree production for BBC Radio 4

The items featured in this programme are:

Maria

Produced by Martin Johnson

Hitler or Bust

Produced by Rose de Larrabeiti

Teething Problems

Produced by Luke Eldridge

Finding Joe Hammond

Featuring Alex Edelman

Produced by Sophie Black.