Category Archives: Human Rights

The future of artificial intelligence and human rights

The rise of artificial intelligence threatens to shake the foundations of our society and fundamentally change the way it functions. AI can involve robotics or just software. It’s a game-changing technology and is developing fast. AI has the potential to

The future of artificial intelligence and human rights

The rise of artificial intelligence threatens to shake the foundations of our society and fundamentally change the way it functions. AI can involve robotics or just software. It’s a game-changing technology and is developing fast. AI has the potential to

The weight of expectation

This is the second part of a two-part blog series on the EU’s uncertain future direction in light of Brexit, populism and other challenges. To read the first section, click here. In awarding the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the

The weight of expectation

This is the second part of a two-part blog series on the EU’s uncertain future direction in light of Brexit, populism and other challenges. To read the first section, click here. In awarding the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the

Quakers and European Politics

Quakers and European Politics was the subject of a course in Birmingham at the weekend. It was organised as a partnership between Woodbrooke (Meet – Stay – Learn) and the Quaker Council for European Affairs. It mostly attracted Quakers who

Quakers and European Politics

Quakers and European Politics was the subject of a course in Birmingham at the weekend. It was organised as a partnership between Woodbrooke (Meet – Stay – Learn) and the Quaker Council for European Affairs. It mostly attracted Quakers who

Particular issues faced by LGBT refugees

This is the second of two interviews with Dr. Kathryn Lum, a lecturer in Global studies at Nottingham Trent University. She works closely with a refugee aid organisation called Kairos, and writes about gender and migration. The first interview, on

Particular issues faced by LGBT refugees

This is the second of two interviews with Dr. Kathryn Lum, a lecturer in Global studies at Nottingham Trent University. She works closely with a refugee aid organisation called Kairos, and writes about gender and migration. The first interview, on

Particular challenges of women migrants: an interview with Kathryn Lum

When we think of refugees, we often think automatically of a male, perhaps in his late teens or early 20s. But a significant number of refugees are women. The exact percentage varies depending on the source, but estimates range from

Particular challenges of women migrants: an interview with Kathryn Lum

When we think of refugees, we often think automatically of a male, perhaps in his late teens or early 20s. But a significant number of refugees are women. The exact percentage varies depending on the source, but estimates range from

Catching hate in nets: an agenda for 2018

Today (1 January) the EU’s largest member begins to implement a new law that will require social media companies to remove illegal hate speech. Social media platforms in Germany with more that 2 million members will have 24 hours to

Catching hate in nets: an agenda for 2018

Today (1 January) the EU’s largest member begins to implement a new law that will require social media companies to remove illegal hate speech. Social media platforms in Germany with more that 2 million members will have 24 hours to

Police violence proves why Europe needs its Human Rights convention

An investigation by French authorities has found that widespread human rights abuses have been committed in the year since the Calais migrant camp was demolished. The abuses were committed by police ordered to prevent a new camp from being established.

Police violence proves why Europe needs its Human Rights convention

An investigation by French authorities has found that widespread human rights abuses have been committed in the year since the Calais migrant camp was demolished. The abuses were committed by police ordered to prevent a new camp from being established.

Educating detained refugee and migrant children

Paul Holdsworth is an education policy expert and a member of the QCEA General Assembly QCEA’s recent report “Child Immigration Detention in Europe” notes that among the many negative experiences suffered by detained migrant children is a lack of opportunities

Educating detained refugee and migrant children

Paul Holdsworth is an education policy expert and a member of the QCEA General Assembly QCEA’s recent report “Child Immigration Detention in Europe” notes that among the many negative experiences suffered by detained migrant children is a lack of opportunities

Children in immigration detention: new report

Among the people seeking sanctuary in Europe, the number of children has substantially increased (32 percent of European Union asylum applications in 2016). European countries seek to substantially reduce the number of migrants entering Europe and increase the number of

Children in immigration detention: new report

Among the people seeking sanctuary in Europe, the number of children has substantially increased (32 percent of European Union asylum applications in 2016). European countries seek to substantially reduce the number of migrants entering Europe and increase the number of

Let’s not forget: migrants’ rights are everyone’s rights

Soft carpets, a superior subsidised canteen, friendly civil servants appointed to look after us,the representatives of civil society, “grands debats” on noble subjects uncontroversial in their breadth… these are my main memories of the Council of Europe of the early

Let’s not forget: migrants’ rights are everyone’s rights

Soft carpets, a superior subsidised canteen, friendly civil servants appointed to look after us,the representatives of civil society, “grands debats” on noble subjects uncontroversial in their breadth… these are my main memories of the Council of Europe of the early