It is just as much for our own sake, as for the sake of robots, that we should begin recognising the rights of intelligent machines.
While not exactly surprising coming from the Trump administration, backing out of a major UN body is bound to have serious consequences.
Decades after the end of a civil war that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, the survivors' search for justice goes on.
Sessions ignored the many gospel teaching about love, and used a passagethat has been used historically to justify all manner of immoral behavior, including imperialism, slavery, Nazism and apartheid.
AI has caused a "techlash" against Google. These principles are first step, but more needs to be done.
Victims could be entitled to redress – but it won't be easy.
Morocco's law combines with a strongly conservative society to create a real sense of danger among LGBTIQ people.
The UN has repeatedly criticised Ireland's laws. It's time to change the Constitution.
Those tasked with sustaining peace must address economic, social and cultural rights to stand any chance of succeeding.
Foundational to the work of Holocaust educators and many teachers have been the survivors. Given there are fewer survivors who are alive today, how do educators inform future generations?
The data you create when using the internet can actually be used to discriminate against you.
The Home Office threw away landing documents that are now vital to people trying to prove their right to stay in the UK.
The government's Snoopers' Charter didn't permit blanket indiscriminate data retention, the Court of Appeal recently ruled. I strongly disagree.
A new report from Amnesty International reveals that while the number of countries that impose the death penalty is shrinking, there is still a long way to go before it is abolished altogetehr.
Facebook is realizing it has broad obligations to society. Here's how it could start meeting them.
The revised Indonesian criminal code will affect everyone. It needs to consider all aspects, not just legal ones, to avoid doing more harm than good.
Despite the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it remains difficult to measure governments' performance. A new data tool gives countries a scorecard on how well, or badly, they are doing.
More and more radical scholars and activists in the West are rejecting human rights. Is this right?
Human rights abuses might be embedded in the business model that has evolved for social media companies in their second decade.
Despite its reputation, Russia has contributed much more to international law than it's sometimes given credit for.