Cobalt: the dark side of a clean future

An estimated 35,000 children work in perilous conditions to extract cobalt from the ground in the Democratic Republic of Congo. So what will the impact be on these exploited workers from rapid advances in electric cars, which are heavily reliant on this conflict mineral?

Should AI own their own IP?

When artificial intelligence is deemed the source of a new idea or creation, it causes a legal grey area over ownership rights that will only become harder to define in the future

Supporting the human right to water

As shortages worsen, safe drinking water and affordable sanitation is recognised by the United Nations as a human right

Human rights are now part of business

Companies and their supply chains are increasingly involved in safeguarding human rights

Would you hand over your phone to enter the US?

Apple Supporters Protest In Front Of FBI Headquarters In Washington DC

Soon foreign visitors entering the US may have to hand over their smartphone and share social media passwords with border officials. Oliver Pickup investigates the privacy and human rights implications of this new proposed policy

Hina Jilani: leaders need to show more ambition

The human rights lawyer and activist says that world leaders need to show more ambition, and rise above domestic political interests to find resolutions to humanitarian crises