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Algorithms have long aided decision-making, but as artificial intelligence gains greater autonomy, businesses need guidelines and regulations to ensure that this new technology does not violate human rights.

Artificial intelligence is rapidly transforming business models, but labor rights and other human rights issues are often lost amidst these quick changes. Can we teach machines to incorporate human rights concerns?

Artificial intelligence is disrupting how we live, work, do business, and govern—but what mechanisms can guide responsible behavior without stifling innovation?

Repressive states are manipulating dating apps to find and target LGBTQ individuals, and app companies must take responsibility for reducing the risks to their users.

Technology has the power to free us from drudgery or to decimate livelihoods, and the choices that governments and companies make will often determine the difference.

Mega events like the Olympics and the World Cup are bringing digital rights concerns under increased scrutiny.

Self-care and collective care do not erase the stress and tensions of everyday life, but using these strategies can sustainably improve our coexistence and work places.

The connection between human rights and development is hardly new, but even though human rights NGOs are increasingly engaged on ESC rights, too few development actors have really acted on this issue.

To reclaim civic space, there are three key drivers that organizations must focus on, and three
critical issues affecting local responses.

Getting traction and funding for women’s rights in India can be difficult, but partnering with innovative corporations is one way to push the boundaries of change.

In Bulgaria, women’s rights, feminism, and LGBTQ rights are inflammatory topics, and one women’s fund is fighting back with controversial campaigns.

The advance of international justice means that the “golden parachute” of exile is no longer an easy option for abusive rulers. The bad news is that this may be prolonging conflicts.

In a challenging global context for equality and women’s rights, a new UN Women report illustrates how human rights can move SDGs beyond rhetoric of “leaving no one behind.”

Given the dramatic development of human rights under international law and the proliferation of global institutions for public health, it is essential to understand the implementation of human rights law through global health governance.

Legal empowerment offers promising new methods to improve access to justice and build legal systems that work for everyone.

The same mandate that makes the work of the High Commissioner a nearly impossible task, also gives the High Commissioner the flexibility to explore different fields of action.

Worldwide, guns are used far more often to violate, rather than defend, the human right to life. The right to bear arms is not a human right, but a peculiar privilege granted by the US Constitution.

The dangers of a growing global divergence on human rights, with the rise of authoritarian powers, might be avoided by embracing the global consensus of rights-based development encompassed in the SDGs.

The last decade has seen major developments in recognizing palliative care and pain treatment as a human rights issue, but governments have a long way to go in improving access to palliative care among the very poor.

The transitional justice toolkit was developed for circumstances unlike most of today’s violent conflicts. It needs to be re-thought to provide results on issues that matter most to victims.