The Human Rights Institute of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Academy of Social Sciences on Saturday issued a white paper claiming North Korea defended human rights, based on a thorough study on the human rights situation on a worldwide scale for the past nearly seven decades since the adoption of the World Declaration of Human Rights.
This is the second blogpost in a series on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights, co-authored by: Christiaan van Veen (Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU Law) & Corinne Cath (Oxford Internet Institute and Alan Turing Institute). Why are human rights relevant to the debate on Artificial Intelligence (AI)? That question was at the heart of a workshop at Data & Society on April 26 and 27 about'AI and Human Rights,' organized by Dr. Mark Latonero. The timely workshop brought together participants from key tech companies, civil society organizations, academia, government, and international organizations at a time when human rights have been peripheral in discussions on the societal impacts of AI systems. Many of those who are active in the field of AI may have doubts about the'added value' of the human rights framework to their work or are uncertain how addressing the human rights implications of AI is any different from work already being done on'AI and ethics'.
The number of online human rights abuse cases in Japan in 2016 grew 10.0 percent from the previous year to 1,909, hitting a record high for the fourth straight year, the Justice Ministry said Friday. The overall number of human rights violation cases for which actions were taken last year came to 19,443, down 7.4 percent. Of the online abuses, privacy violations such as the disclosure of personal information totaled 1,189 cases. There were 501 cases of defamation. A total of 1,789 cases of the online human rights abuses were resolved, including 326 cases in which the deletion of abusive language and information was requested.
A 25-year-old man, with his political asylum documents still on him, was found hanged near a port in Athens. Greek media described as a Syrian refugee, according to Telesurtv.net. More than 60,000 refugees and migrants have gone to Greece, and ended up stranded in camps, or living in abandoned warehouses and tents, among other places that international human rights groups have denounced as having substandard conditions. They have been stranded since most European countries closed their borders to the migrants. The conditions on the camps are so poor, say human rights groups, that many migrants have attempted suicide.