March 28, 2018
New edited volume on technology and human rights from Prof. Jay Aronson
A new edited volume offers insight on the impact of technology on human rights law and practice
New technological innovations offer significant opportunities to promote and protect human rights. At the same time, they also pose undeniable risks. In some areas, they may even be changing what we mean by human rights. The fact that new technologies are often privately controlled raises further questions about accountability and transparency and the role of human rights in regulating these actors. This volume - edited by Molly K. Land and Jay D. Aronson - provides an essential roadmap for understanding the relationship between technology and human rights law and practice. It offers cutting-edge analysis and practical strategies in contexts as diverse as autonomous lethal weapons, climate change technology, the Internet and social media, and water meters. This title is available completely Open Access, meaning that it can be read and downloaded free of charge thanks to the generous contributions of the CMU Library and the University of Connecticut. In addition to Aronson’s contributions, Technology Program Manager Enrique Piracés also wrote a concluding chapter providing a practitioner’s view of the technology and human rights landscape.