Human Security and Crisis: A Snapshot

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Across the globe, countless government, private and third sector organisations are working to promote and sustain the security of vulnerable populations. During acute or protracted crises, the protection of individuals and local populations is a key requirement for those charged with crisis preparedness, response and risk reduction. From natural disasters, such as the earthquake that […]

Call for papers: Ethics and Human Rights in Smart Information Systems

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We invite you to submit your paper for the IEEE Smart World Congress Forum on Ethics and Human Rights in Smart Information Systems, co-organized by three EU projects engaged in ethics and human rights of AI: SIENNA, SHERPA and PANELFIT as well as the UK Observatory for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT (ORBIT). Smart […]

Are AI, big data and robotics changing life for the better or for the worse?

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The potential impact of AI and robotics technologies on society is immense. Such technologies carry great promise. For example, they can facilitate efficiency by freeing up time spent on menial or repetitive tasks. These technologies can also complement and improve human productivity and open up new possibilities to transform lives. Managed effectively, AI can help […]

Open sources intelligence: how to use it to uncover crimes against humanity?


The world is increasingly turning to open sources, not only for information but also for human rights reporting and uncovering crimes against humanity. While it has become possible for anyone with an internet connection and a smartphone to capture real-time images of extraordinary and unpredictable events and broadcast them on social media platforms, the rise […]

Will new technology for the justice system help combat Human Trafficking?

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Human trafficking is a clandestine phenomenon in which its victims often remain unidentified by the justice system and law enforcement. According to the Guardian, Modern slavery, including labour exploitation, sexual exploitation and domestic servitude, is estimated to cost the UK between £3.3bn and £4.3bn, with the range reflecting uncertainty around the number of victims, which […]

Which are the enablers of Modern Slavery and Human trafficking?


In collaboration with CCARHT (Cambridge Centre for Applied Research in Human Trafficking) and The Zovighian Partnership, we are proud to have co-organised the 2018 CCARTH Counter Trafficking Cambridge Summer Symposium. We will address questions such as: which are the enablers of Modern Slavery and Human trafficking? This year’s symposium is an opportunity to explore five […]

When AI, big data, ethics and human rights converge

“Artificial intelligence and big data analytics bring a variety of benefits to society, but at the same time have the potential to disrupt society, ethical values and human rights, and life as we know it”, says Bernd Stahl, Director of the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University and co-ordinator of the SHERPA […]