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December 18, 2018
BY: Zach Lampell & Lily Liu
العربية | 简体中文

Civil society must improve its knowledge and use of artificial intelligence in order to limit exploitation ...

 

December 11, 2018
BY: Maysa Zorob
Español

The draft of a new business and human rights treaty is a good start, but needs to be strengthened to ...

 

December 10, 2018
BY: David Petrasek
Español | Français | العربية

On the 70th anniversary of the UDHR, claims to recognize non-human rights are advancing and pose challenges ...

 

December 5, 2018
BY: Alicia Ely Yamin
Español

There are inherent limitations in litigating health rights, but it has led to important victories, and ...

 

November 29, 2018
BY: Náthaly Calixto
Português

Systematic discrimination means that—despite vocational programs—many prisoners in Brazil and elsewhere ...

 

November 27, 2018
BY: Miles Kenyon, Adam Senft and Ronald Deibert
Español | العربية

A Canadian company is enabling its software to be used globally to censor access to information on LGBTQ ...

 

November 22, 2018
BY: Jayna Kothari
Español

In the last few years, public interest litigation at India’s Supreme Court has brought significant wins ...

 

November 21, 2018
BY: Dimitrina Petrova
Español | Русский | 简体中文

There are many good reasons to pursue human rights claims in the courts, especially given the rise of ...

 

November 20, 2018
BY: Jennifer Easterday & Hana Ivanhoe

In the absence of sufficient monitoring and ameliorative action on the part of the tech companies, fake ...

 

November 20, 2018
BY: James A. Goldston
Español | Français | العربية

In an increasingly authoritarian world, courts are among the few spaces where ordinary people can challenge ...

 

November 15, 2018
BY: Suhrith Parthasarathy

The Indian Supreme Court’s landmark decision to declare unconstitutional a colonial-era law criminalizing ...

 

November 14, 2018
BY: Mari Margil
Español | Français

Nature has been treated in law as property, and exploited. But there is growing legal recognition that ...

 

November 13, 2018
BY: Who Profits Research Center
العربية | Français

Restrictions on Palestinian mobile companies mean that Israeli companies reap profits from Palestinian ...

 

November 8, 2018
BY: Theresa Harris
Español | العربية

With private corporations now the largest providers of satellite technology, human rights practitioners ...

 

November 7, 2018
BY: Dustin Sharp
Español | Français

Critics of human rights legalism are right to call for more “pragmatism,” but this must be contextual, ...

 

November 6, 2018
BY: Yanzi Peng
简体中文

China’s engagement in UN human rights reviews provides real opportunities to advance protection for ...

 

November 1, 2018
BY: Mona Younis
Español | العربية

By neglecting citizen engagement, the human rights movement has failed not only to secure all rights ...

 

October 30, 2018
BY: James Savage & Lisa VeneKlasen
Español

The protection and resilience of Human Rights Defenders demands that we all better understand and navigate ...

 

October 25, 2018
BY: Koldo Casla

Traveller communities in Ireland are using international human rights law to monitor their housing conditions ...

 

October 25, 2018
BY: Rona Peligal
Español

Grassroots activism through social movements offers the best hope for meaningful change in the fight ...

 

October 23, 2018
BY: Ligia Bolivar
Español

Misconceived and poorly executed US efforts to reform the UN Human Rights Council failed. But the UN ...

 

October 18, 2018
BY: Cathal Gilbert & Giada Negri

Across the EU, several member states are preparing to cut funding to civil society organizations. In ...

 

October 17, 2018
BY: Rachel Freed
Español

Humanitarian workers giving aid to migrants are being threatened and in some cases imprisoned. But compassionate ...

 

October 11, 2018
BY: Sunit Bagree

The UK and EU are ignoring Swaziland’s threats to human rights and civic space, refusing to hold the ...

 

October 10, 2018
BY: Yonatan Lupu
Español

Constitutional provisions are critical to protecting human rights, but adopting some rights protections ...

 

October 3, 2018
BY: Robert C. Blitt
العربية

Malaysia’s recent caning of a homosexual couple reflects a larger problem with the Organization of Islamic ...

 

October 2, 2018
BY: Leyla-Denisa Obreja

The European Court of Human Rights is supposed to help victims of rights violations seek justice, but ...

 

October 2, 2018
BY: Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah
Español

Despite closing space for civil society, the new Escazú Agreement—which offers protection measures for ...

 

September 27, 2018
BY: Anita Gurumurthy & Deepti Bharthur
Español | Français

Breakthroughs in technology—including artificial intelligence—can help fulfill the right to development, ...

 

September 25, 2018
BY: Antonio Sanchez Gomez
Español

In Colombia, public consultations have successfully halted exploitative mining projects. But can these ...

 

September 19, 2018
BY: Charu Lata Hogg
العربية

A new report suggests sexual violence against men and boys in widespread in the Syria conflict. And ...

 

September 18, 2018
BY: Almut Rochowanski
Русский

After years of coverage about how the “foreign agent law” would spell the end of freedom of association ...

 

September 12, 2018
BY: César Rodríguez-Garavito
Español

The future of human rights as a frame of justice depends on our capacity to create, detect, and foster ...

 

September 11, 2018
BY: Keetie Roelen
Español

Non-invasive and non-punitive interventions that draw on positive emotions have promising potential ...

 

September 5, 2018
BY: Gabriela Kletzel & Angel Gabriel Cabrera Silva
Español

An innovative intervention by international experts in Mexico invigorated the work of human rights organizations ...

 

September 4, 2018
BY: Bernard Shen
Español

Instead of choosing between humans-only systems and AI systems, leveraging the best of human values ...

 

August 30, 2018
BY: Alice Cruz
Español

Women affected by leprosy in India and beyond face high levels of discrimination and stigmatization, ...

 

August 29, 2018
BY: Saul J. Takahashi
Español

Human rights arguments for decriminalizing drug use are often flawed, and in essence assert a right ...

 

August 27, 2018
BY: Samuel Nesner & Ellie Happel
Français

Social movements in Haiti are reimagining justice in order to fight back against exploitation by the ...

 

August 24, 2018
BY: Stefania Kapronczay & Anna Kertész
Español

Dropping defensive tactics and reframing human rights in a relatable way are both key to responding ...

 

August 22, 2018
BY: Joel R. Pruce
Español

Caring about the rights of distant others was once fashionable but, as walls go up and societies retract, ...

 

August 21, 2018
BY: Gastón Chillier
Español

Shifting to local community funding is possible in Latin America, as a case in Argentina clearly shows. ...

 

August 16, 2018
BY: Isabel Laura Ebert
Français | Deutsch

Technology can help to prevent conflict, but it can also facilitate human rights abuses, and companies ...

 

August 16, 2018
BY: Katrin Kinzelbach & Janika Spannagel
Español | Français

Changing the way we document human rights abuses—such as paying more attention to soft repression—could ...

 

August 15, 2018
BY: Sherif Elsayed-Ali
Español | Français

A new set of principles—the Toronto Declaration—aims to put human rights front and centre in the development ...

 

August 14, 2018
BY: Todd Landman 

Abolitionism was arguably the first human rights movement, but historical waves of anti-slavery activism ...

 

August 9, 2018
BY: Molly Land & Theresa Harris
Español

Human rights researchers are seeking new ways to establish facts, creating new opportunities for collaboration ...

 

August 8, 2018
BY: Ivor Chipkin
Español

Powerful civil society coalitions have re-emerged in South Africa, using litigation, social mobilization, ...

 

 
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