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(No) Freedom of Speech at Universities?

Ewelina U. Ochab 13th June 2018

Universities are meant to be places where freedom of speech flourishes. The issue of free speech in universities in the UK has been recently examined by the Joint Committee on Human Rights (the Committee), a parliamentary committee consisting of representatives of both Houses of the Parliament. The Committee considered the challenges encountered by students, lecturers […]

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The Assault on Media Freedom in Myanmar: A Worrying Trend

Didon Misri 25th April 2018

When Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party won a landslide victory in the November 2015 elections in Myanmar, bringing an end to nearly fifty years of authoritarian military rule, many local journalists saw the result as a triumph for press freedom. Two years into the democratically elected government’s term, however, press freedom […]

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CCTV Cameras in Classrooms: The Conflict between Security and Privacy

Rudra Deosthali and Chittkrishna Thakkar 18th March 2018

The Chief Minister of Delhi recently announced his decision to install CCTV cameras in all public schools, and to provide real time access to the footage to the parents of students, through a mobile application. This decision was considered necessary to ensure the safety and security of children in school, in light of recent instances […]

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Why Artificial Intelligence is Already a Human Rights Issue

Daniel Cullen 31st January 2018

 Last month, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Professor Philip Alston released a statement following his official visit to the United States. Beyond many issues around taxation, healthcare and housing, his report evaluated the impacts of new information technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), on the poorest Americans. One example given was the […]

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