New innovations in human rights fact-finding and criminal investigations offer both opportunities and challenges for human rights law in practice.1 As documentation of human rights violations becomes more difficult and complex, practitioners are exploring ways to augment their work with new tools and new methodologies.2 Social media, accessible satellite data, and even drone technology have expanded the capacity of human rights investigators to document abuses, even when access to the sites of atrocities is limited.
The promise and peril of human rights technology / Molly K. Land and Jay D. Aronson -- Safeguarding human rights from problematic technologies / Lea Shaver -- Climate change, human rights and technology transfer : normative challenges and technical opportunities / Dalindyebo Shabalala -- Judging bioethics and human rights / Thérése Murphy -- Drones, automated weapons, and private military contractors : challenges to domestic and international legal regimes governing armed conflict / Laura A. Dickinson -- The utility of user-generated content in human rights investigations / Jay D. Aronson -- Big data analytics and human rights : privacy considerations in context / Mark Latonero -- The challenging power of data visualization for human rights advocacy / John Emerson, Margaret L. Satterthwaite, and Anshul Vikram Pandey -- Risk and the pluralism of digital human rights fact-finding and advocacy / Ella McPherson -- Digital communications and the evolving right to privacy / Lisl Brunner -- Human rights and private actors in the online domain / Rikke Frank Jørgensen -- Technology, self-inflicted vulnerability, and human rights / G. Alex Sinha -- The future of human rights technology : a practitioner's view / Enrique Piracés
States have long denied basic rights to non-citizens within their borders, and international law imposes only limited duties on states with respect to those fleeing persecution. But even the limited rights previously enjoyed by non-citizens are eroding in the face of rising nationalism, populism, xenophobia, and racism. Beyond Borders explores what obligations we owe to those outside our political community. Drawing on contributions from a broad variety of disciplines - from literature to political science to philosophy - the volume considers the failures of law and politics to guarantee rights for the most vulnerable and attempts to imagine new forms of belonging grounded in ideas of solidarity, empathy, and responsibility in order to identify a more robust basis for the protection of non-citizens at home and abroad. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.