Australia has adopted a law that would penalize platforms and their executives for a failure to control what it calls “abhorrent violent material.” The law is deeply problematic, as was the extraordinarily compressed timeframe for its adoption (basically two days).
Last week the Council of Europe held an exceptionally strong conference in Helsinki: Governing the Game Changer – Impacts of artificial intelligence development on human rights, democracy and the rule of law. From start to finish, the Council put together
GENEVA (7 March 2019) – The Russian authorities should immediately release human rights defender Oyub Titiev whose final court hearing is due on 11 March 2019, say UN human rights experts*. Mr. Titiev, who is 61 and head of the
GENEVA (6 March 2019) – South Sudan must immediately free human rights defender Peter Biar Ajak, who was arrested seven months ago and is allegedly under investigation for treason and other purportedly national security-based offences, say UN human rights experts*.