new technologies and human rights challenges to regulation

Download Book New Technologies And Human Rights Challenges To Regulation in PDF format. You can Read Online New Technologies And Human Rights Challenges To Regulation here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

New Technologies And Human Rights

Author : Norberto Nuno Gomes de Andrade
ISBN : 9781317087915
Genre : Law
File Size : 24. 94 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 612
Read : 459

Get This Book


Whilst advances in biotechnology and information technology have undoubtedly resulted in better quality of life for mankind, they can also bring about global problems. The legal response to the challenges caused by the rapid progress of technological change has been slow and the question of how international human rights should be protected and promoted with respect to science and technology remains unexplored. The contributors to this book explore the political discourse and power relations of technological growth and human rights issues between the Global South and the Global North and uncover the different perspectives of both regions. They investigate the conflict between technology and human rights and the perpetuation of inequality and subjection of the South to the North. With emerging economies such as Brazil playing a major role in trade, investment and financial law, the book examines how human rights are affected in Southern countries and identifies significant challenges to reform in the areas of international law and policy.

The Oxford Handbook Of Law Regulation And Technology

Author : Roger Brownsword
ISBN : 9780199680832
Genre : Law
File Size : 63. 19 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 687
Read : 185

Get This Book


The variety, pace, and power of technological innovations that have emerged in the 21st Century have been breathtaking. These technological developments, which include advances in networked information and communications, biotechnology, neurotechnology, nanotechnology, robotics, and environmental engineering technology, have raised a number of vital and complex questions. Although these technologies have the potential to generate positive transformation and help address 'grand societal challenges', the novelty associated with technological innovation has also been accompanied by anxieties about their risks and destabilizing effects. Is there a potential harm to human health or the environment? What are the ethical implications? Do this innovations erode of antagonize values such as human dignity, privacy, democracy, or other norms underpinning existing bodies of law and regulation? These technological developments have therefore spawned a nascent but growing body of 'law and technology' scholarship, broadly concerned with exploring the legal, social and ethical dimensions of technological innovation. This handbook collates the many and varied strands of this scholarship, focusing broadly across a range of new and emerging technology and a vast array of social and policy sectors, through which leading scholars in the field interrogate the interfaces between law, emerging technology, and regulation. Structured in five parts, the handbook (I) establishes the collection of essays within existing scholarship concerned with law and technology as well as regulatory governance; (II) explores the relationship between technology development by focusing on core concepts and values which technological developments implicate; (III) studies the challenges for law in responding to the emergence of new technologies, examining how legal norms, doctrine and institutions have been shaped, challenged and destabilized by technology, and even how technologies have been shaped by legal regimes; (IV) provides a critical exploration of the implications of technological innovation, examining the ways in which technological innovation has generated challenges for regulators in the governance of technological development, and the implications of employing new technologies as an instrument of regulatory governance; (V) explores various interfaces between law, regulatory governance, and new technologies across a range of key social domains.

Human Rights And Risks In The Digital Era Globalization And The Effects Of Information Technologies

Author : Akrivopoulou, Christina M.
ISBN : 9781466608924
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 34. 74 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 468
Read : 192

Get This Book


Globalization, along with its digital and information communication technology counterparts, including the Internet and cyberspace, may signify a whole new era for human rights, characterized by new tensions, challenges, and risks for human rights, as well as new opportunities. Human Rights and Risks in the Digital Era: Globalization and the Effects of Information Technologies explores the emergence and evolution of ‘digital’ rights that challenge and transform more traditional legal, political, and historical understandings of human rights. Academic and legal scholars will explore individual, national, and international democratic dilemmas--sparked by economic and environmental crises, media culture, data collection, privatization, surveillance, and security--that alter the way individuals and societies think about, regulate, and protect rights when faced with new challenges and threats. The book not only uncovers emerging changes in discussions of human rights, it proposes legal remedies and public policies to mitigate the challenges posed by new technologies and globalization.

New Technologies For Human Rights Law And Practice

Author : Molly K. Land
ISBN : 9781107179639
Genre : Computers
File Size : 33. 56 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 444
Read : 318

Get This Book


Provides a roadmap for understanding the relationship between technology and human rights law and practice. This title is also available as Open Access.

Rights Regulation And The Technological Revolution

Author : Roger Brownsword
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131772985
Genre : Law
File Size : 58. 17 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 483
Read : 1097

Get This Book


This book provides the first panoramic commentary on the dynamics of regulation in the face of what is arguably a twenty-first century technological revolution. It examines how rapid technological change has transformed the relationship between regulators and wider society, and analyses the major challenges facing regulation as new technologies continue to develop.

Global Governance And The Quest For Justice Human Rights

Author : N. Douglas Lewis
ISBN : 9781841134093
Genre : Law
File Size : 41. 23 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 870
Read : 755

Get This Book


This book â?? one in the four-volume set, Global Governance and the Quest for Justice â?? focuses on human rights in the context of â??globalizationâ? together with the principle of â??respect for human rights and human dignityâ? viewed as one of the foundational commitments of a legitimate scheme of global governance. The first part of the book deals with the ways in which globalization has an impact on established commitments to respect human rights. When human rights are set against, or alongside, potentially competing priorities, such as â??securityâ? or â??economyâ?, how well do they fare? Does it make any difference whether human rights commitments are expressed in dedicated free-standing instruments or incorporated as side-constraints (or â??collaterallyâ?) in larger multi-functional instruments? In this light, does it make sense to view a trade-centered community such as the EU as a prospective regional model for human rights? The second part of the book debates the coherence of a global order committed to respect for human rights and human dignity as one of its founding principles. If globalization aspires to export and spread respect for human rights, the thrust of the papers in this volume is that it could do better, that legitimate global governance demands that it does a great deal better, and that lawyers face a considerable challenge in developing a coherent jurisprudence of fundamental values as the basis for a just global order.

Disability Human Rights And Information Technology

Author : Jonathan Lazar
ISBN : 9780812249231
Genre : Computers
File Size : 46. 60 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 878
Read : 1247

Get This Book


Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology addresses the global issue of equal access to information and communications technology (ICT) by persons with disabilities. The right to access the same digital content at the same time and at the same cost as people without disabilities is implicit in several human rights instruments and is featured prominently in Articles 9 and 21 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The right to access ICT, moreover, invokes complementary civil and human rights issues: freedom of expression; freedom to information; political participation; civic engagement; inclusive education; the right to access the highest level of scientific and technological information; and participation in social and cultural opportunities. Despite the ready availability and minimal cost of technology to enable people with disabilities to access ICT on an equal footing as consumers without disabilities, prevailing practice around the globe continues to result in their exclusion. Questions and complexities may also arise where technologies advance ahead of existing laws and policies, where legal norms are established but not yet implemented, or where legal rights are defined but clear technical implementations are not yet established. At the intersection of human-computer interaction, disability rights, civil rights, human rights, international development, and public policy, the volume's contributors examine crucial yet underexplored areas, including technology access for people with cognitive impairments, public financing of information technology, accessibility and e-learning, and human rights and social inclusion. Contributors: John Bertot, Peter Blanck, Judy Brewer, Joyram Chakraborty, Tim Elder, Jim Fruchterman, G. Anthony Giannoumis, Paul Jaeger, Sanjay Jain, Deborah Kaplan, Raja Kushalnagar, Jonathan Lazar, Fredric I. Lederer, Janet E. Lord, Ravi Malhotra, Jorge Manhique, Mirriam Nthenge, Joyojeet Pal, Megan A. Rusciano, David Sloan, Michael Ashley Stein, Brian Wentz, Marco Winckler, Mary J. Ziegler.

Human Rights And Emerging Technologies

Author : Daniele Ruggiu
ISBN : 9780429955365
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 64. 45 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 629
Read : 1075

Get This Book


What is the state of current European governance on new and emerging technologies, and where is it going? What is, and what can be, the role of human rights in governance arrangements? These are the main questions that this book answers for both European and non-European scholars. It provides a wide picture of current European governance, notably in biotechnology, nanotechnology and synthetic biology, and discusses the model of Responsible Research and Innovation, which is gaining popularity within the European Union, under a human rights perspective. It shows how human rights can contribute to governance frameworks without posing obstacles to research and innovation. The theory presented in the book is followed by practical guidelines drawn from human rights law. Starting from the Strasbourg Court jurisprudence, it provides a complete review of the wide range of rights that the European Convention on Human Rights protects in light of the challenges of techno-scientific advances. This analysis will come in handy for private actors, policymakers, regulators, as well as judges in solving hard cases raised by techno-scientific progress in the future.

Food Systems Governance

Author : Amanda Kennedy
ISBN : 9781317380726
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 32. 77 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 844
Read : 268

Get This Book


Sustainability and food production represent a major challenge to society, with both consumption and supply sides posing practical and ethical dilemmas. This book shows that food governance issues can occur in many ways and at many points along the food chain. The risks and impacts, particularly with the increasing globalisation of food systems, are often distributed in unequal ways. It is the role of law to form the pivot around which these issues are addressed in society in the form of food governance mechanisms. The chapters in this book address a range of issues in food governance revolving around questions of justice, fairness, equality and human rights. They identify different issues regarding inequality in access and control over food governance. Some address generic governance and institutional issues across a range of international contexts, while others present case studies, including from Argentina, China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, UK and West Africa. The book offers directions for reform of the law and legal institutions to mitigate the dangers of inequality and promote greater fairness in food governance.

Surrogacy Law And Human Rights

Author : Paula Gerber
ISBN : 9781317048213
Genre : Medical
File Size : 84. 3 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 897
Read : 260

Get This Book


Surrogacy presents particularly complex questions for human rights law and theory. This book provides a unique and insightful examination into the underexplored issues of how domestic and international law is responding to the sharp increase in the use of surrogacy. The work presents critical analysis of the current regulation of surrogacy via domestic law in Australia, India and the USA, and international law in the form of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Including a wide range of views from academics and practitioners around the world, the contributors consider what could be done to further protect the rights of all persons involved in surrogacy arrangements. This in-depth study of the international and domestic law governing surrogacy provides much needed scholarly knowledge of this contemporary phenomenon, along with recommendations for improvement, regulation and reform. The book will be of great importance to human rights and legal scholars, and well as practitioners in this field.

Top Download:

Best Books