Before 1945 and the United Nations Charter, human rights simply did not exist in international law.
The UN's new rights focus has the potential to overhaul the punitive nature of the war on drugs.
Tech firms should be forced to reassess how they impact society under existing EU law.
In the context of accelerating geopolitical, technological and environmental change, we need to radically reassess how we perceive airspace legally.
Allowing the police unfettered use of vast databases of information will begin to tilt the balance of power towards totalitarianism.
A legal loophole could grant computer systems many legal rights people have – threatening human rights and dignity and setting up some real legal and moral problems.
Technology can transgress all kinds of legal frameworks.
Although human rights victories are beyond doubt cause for celebration, often we are blinded to the potential of alternative paths of action.
A standard element of international humanitarian law since 1899 should guide countries as they consider banning lethal autonomous weapons systems.
The UN has repeatedly criticised Ireland's laws. It's time to change the Constitution.
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.
More and more radical scholars and activists in the West are rejecting human rights. Is this right?
On Human Rights Day, and with Australia set to take up a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, here's a must-do list for this country to become a credible advocate for human rights.
The rules that protect our liberty were drawn up at a very different time. It's time to get back to the drawing board.
An upcoming UN meeting on witchcraft and human rights in Geneva is set to focus on the rising attacks on Albinos and the trade of body parts in sub-Saharan African.
Less than two years after Europe's migrant crisis began, EU officials have said that the situation is under control. It's not
Congress is trying to curb the president's ties to human rights abusers, harkening back to landmark legislation of the 1970s.
Cracking down on extremism online won’t solve the problem of extremist violence, will inevitably censor speech that's important to protect and risks harming political dissidents and democracy itself.
What's it like to be a refugee in the UK?