Human Rights

Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights: Four Realms of Discussion, Research and Annotated Bibliography

This is the annotated bibliography section of an article on artificial intelligence (AI) and human rights written by Jootaek Lee who is assistant professor and librarian at Rutgers Law School (Newark). The bibliography was published in 2022 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law.

The Chagos Archive

Online collection of documents, maps, photographs and videos recording the history of the people of the Chagos Islands (also known as the British Indian Ocean Territory, or BIOT), their exile when the US-UK military base was set up on Diego Garcia, and the resulting legal disputes. The archive includes US and UK official documents; UN documents; documents from court cases; birth, death and marriage records; material from Chagossian organisations; literature about the Chagos Archipelago its people; and material from the national archives of Mauritius and the Seychelles.

The Chagos Archipelago

Website about the Chagos Archipelago, or British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT). Covers the deportation of the Chagossians; the administration of the BIOT; British policy regarding the archipelago; and disputes regarding sovereignty, citizenship, the Chagossians’ right of abode and other matters. The BIOT Administration section includes a substantial collection of BIOT legislation.

Truth Commission Digital Collection

The Truth Commission Digital Collection forms part of the Margarita S. Studemeister Digital Library in International Conflict Management at the United States Institute of Peace. There are profiles of truth commissions and commissions of inquiry set up in different countries with background information, details of members, links to establishing documents and each commission's final reports and findings. Sources of information for each profile are also given.

A Brief Introduction to the Right to Privacy – An International Legal Perspective

Online guide to the right to privacy written by Md. Toriqul Islam who is research fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya in Malaysia. The guide was published in 2022 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. The guide looks at the history, meaning and value of privacy and international and regional legal instruments which have privacy provisions including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the OECD Privacy Framework and the ASEAN Framework on Personal Data Protection.

Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP)

The Council of Europe’s HELP programme provides free online training for lawyers, prosecutors and the judiciary in the CoE member states, with the aim of enhancing the national implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights; it also provides training on the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights and European Social Charter (‘HELP in the EU’), as well as carrying out work with academia (‘HELP in Universities’). The HELP website has an e-learning platform and a catalogue of courses.

South African Human Rights Commission

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is a national body whose role is to protect human rights in South Africa by raising awareness and monitoring observance of human rights issues. The SAHRC also deals with complaints. Focus areas include children’s rights, the disabled and older people along with access to justice, housing, basic services and healthcare.

Researching the Right to Housing

Online guide to resources on housing rights written by S M Atia Naznin who is a lecturer at the School of Law, BRAC University, in Bangladesh. The guide was published in 2018 on the Globalex website and made freely available by the Hauser Global Law School Program at the New York University School of Law. The author provides an introduction and links to relevant sections of the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights along with other related international and regional  instruments.

NATLEX: Suriname

Maintained by the ILO’s International Labour Standards Department, NATLEX is a database giving details of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation, with links to full-text laws where possible. It currently holds just over seventy records of law relating to Suriname and this section was last reviewed in 2017. Records are available in the three ILO official languages, English, French and Spanish, but the documents for Suriname are only available in Dutch.

NATLEX: Venezuela

Maintained by the ILO’s International Labour Standards Department, NATLEX is a database giving details of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation, with links to full-text laws where possible. NATLEX currently holds just over 250 records of laws relating to Venezuela and this section was last reviewed in 2014. The interface is avilable in three ILO official languages, English, French and Spanish, and the documents for Venezuela are in Spanish.

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