Human Rights-Based Approach

Using a Human Rights-Based Approach we investigate questions to be explored at each phase of the data life cycle, focusing on fairness and debiasing AI.

Why human rights?

Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world. They are inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status ( OHCHR).

Human rights are based on three core principles:

→Equality and Non-discrimination: All individuals are equal as human beings by virtue of the inherent dignity of each human person, making human rights universal, indivisible, interdependent, and inter-related. 

→Participation and Inclusion: Every person and all peoples are entitled to active, free and meaningful participation in, contribution to, and enjoyment of civil, economic, social, cultural and political development in which human rights and fundamental freedoms can be realized.

→Accountability and Rule of Law: Via international and national law, states and other duty-bearers are answerable for the observance of human rights, allowing for a normative approach and provisions for remedies in the case of human rights violations.

Our approach

A Human Rights-Based Approach applied to Artificial Intelligence aims to center equity & inclusion at the core of the machine-learning algorithms. Integrating human rights principles into computing technology can help educate the next generation of scientists and engineers to work for the public good, creating technology aware of and in line with human values rather than uwittingly harming them.

We believe that a human-rights based approach can inspire scientists and engineers to work in transdisciplinary collaboration with social scientists and those who will be impacted by the technology.


→ Digital technology + human rights


→ Key Concepts

→ Legal Documents


→ Women’s Rights + Gender Equality

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We are committed to advancing human rights-based approaches in AI & encourage anyone interested in learning more from a global perspective to explore and contribute to our community!