Our founding President Eric Richardson is hosting a workshop on Artificial Intelligence weapons and related policy issues during the annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, on 13 February 2023, in Washington DOC .
To register please contact eric@INHR.org or email@example.com. Authors are invited to submit four-page issue papers or eight-page contributions to the workshop by uploading them to the following link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aidip2023
As the world prepares to mark the 75th anniversary since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 2023, INHR's team shares favourite articles from the Declaration and why they are special to us.
As the world faces new and ongoing challenges, the values and rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights provide guideposts for our collective actions to not leave anyone behind.
INHR is committed to continue advocating the promotion of human rights for all.
Hans Hogrefe, one of the co-founders of INHR, has worked on international human rights and humanitarian affairs in the U.S. Congress and civil society for more than 30 years. His achievements range from contributions to help establish the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission to working as Senior Advisor at the Department of State or Director for Policy and Advocacy at Refugees International. In each of these positions, he advocated for the defense of human rights values and a democratic society.
INHR has recently finalized proceedings for the official establishment of an office in Brussels.
The Brussels branch will develop closer and more continuous partnerships with the European Union institutions on issues in the purview of our areas of work, including human rights, humanitarian affairs and the environment. It will also work with other partners based in Brussels to increase policy dialogue and build strategic partnerships that fulfill the organization’s goals.
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