Prescripted Living: Gender Stereotypes and Data-Based Surveillance in the UK Welfare State

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels From the post-war welfare state that inherently assumed married women would be supported by their husbands, to the 21st-century introduction of Universal Credit which financially disincentivises some women in cohabiting relations from working: the welfare benefits system in the UK has historically favoured individuals who conform to gender stereotypes. At the same time, … Continue reading Prescripted Living: Gender Stereotypes and Data-Based Surveillance in the UK Welfare State

‘Cyber Due Diligence’: A Patchwork of Protective Obligations in International Law

Photo by Kevin Ku With a long history in international law, the concept of due diligence has recently gained traction in the cyber context, as a promising avenue to hold states accountable for harmful cyber operations originating from, or transiting through, their territory, in the absence of attribution. Nonetheless, confusion surrounds the nature, content, and scope … Continue reading ‘Cyber Due Diligence’: A Patchwork of Protective Obligations in International Law

Human Rights Expert Receives Major Funding to Investigate Impact of Algorithms on Democracy

Photo by Ari He An Essex human rights expert has been awarded major funding to look at the impact of Artificial Intelligence-assisted decision-making on individual development and the functioning of democracy. Dr Daragh Murray, from the School of Law and Human Rights Centre, is among the latest wave of individuals to receive funding as part of UK Research and … Continue reading Human Rights Expert Receives Major Funding to Investigate Impact of Algorithms on Democracy

Using Human Rights Law to Inform States’ Decisions to Deploy AI

Photo by fabio Dr. Daragh Murray, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Essex, has a new publication in the American Journal of International Law (AJIL) Unbound (Vol. 14, pp. 158-162) as part of a special edition asking 'How Will Artificial Intelligence Affect International Law?'. The article, titled 'Using Human Rights Law to Inform States' Decisions to Deploy … Continue reading Using Human Rights Law to Inform States’ Decisions to Deploy AI