Fighting systemic racism in the digital age: a global challenge
On Human Rights Day of 2020, we highlight the mandate of E. Tendayi Achiume, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance to fight systematic racism.
Pandemics, protests, and power in digital spaces: the 44th U.N. Human Rights Council Session in review
In the context of COVID-19 and a wave of protests across the globe, the U.N. Human Rights Council held its 44th session. Here’s our read-out on the reports and resolutions that are key for defending digital rights around the world.
Can we move beyond the AI hype to defend human rights?
Debunking AI myths may help us avoid blind techno-solutionism, to craft evidence-based public policy that supports AI uptake only when machine-learning systems are actually fit-for-purpose, and center and respect people and their rights.
Experts are finished, politicians to deliver – the Council of Europe publishes expert recommendations on the human rights impacts of algorithmic systems
We welcome the finalised recommendations on the human rights impacts of algorithmic systems with great enthusiasm, and urge member states to adopt the text in due course and ensure its implementation by both the public and private sector.
Open letter to Michelle Bachelet, new High Commissioner for Human Rights
We identify six areas for digital rights in which the new U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights could have a key and definitive voice during her tenure.
“We want AI to come to everybody’s life” – AI and human rights at the MWC
Reflecting on the 2018 Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, Fanny Hidvégi shares next steps for supporting human rights in the development and use of artificial intelligence in our societies.
Thank you for a historic RightsCon Toronto — and hello Tunis!
We’re grateful you joined us for RightsCon Toronto. Here’s a look at some of what our community achieved this year, and what’s ahead for 2019.
Access Now and Amnesty International launch Toronto Declaration on human rights and artificial intelligence
Global human rights organisations Amnesty International and Access Now launched a declaration on human rights and artificial intelligence at the opening of RightsCon 2018.
The Toronto Declaration: Protecting the rights to equality and non-discrimination in machine learning systems
Open declaration by Amnesty International and Access Now, endorsed by Human Rights Watch and Wikimedia Foundation at RightsCon Toronto 2018