UN human rights expert urges global pause in creation of robots with ‘power to kill’

A pause in progress to “a world where machines are given the power to kill humans,” was urged today by a United Nations independent human rights expert who called for a global moratorium on the development and deployment of lethal autonomous robots (LARs).

UN rights expert urges Russia to ensure independence of judiciary

An independent United Nations human rights expert has urged the Russian Government to take specific measures to guarantee the independence and impartiality of the justice system, while noting positive developments in the promotion and protection of human rights in the country.

Dismissal of Honduran Supreme Court judges an attack on democracy – UN expert

A United Nations independent expert today expressed grave concern over the decision by the Honduran Congress to dismiss four Supreme Court judges, and called on the Government to reconsider its decision.

UN expert calls on Mozambique to enhance independence of judiciary

A United Nations human rights expert today wrapped up her visit to Mozambique by calling on the country to redouble its efforts to ensure a truly independent and impartial judiciary.

UN expert backs reforms to legal system in Russia

Russia should build on recent initiatives to remove deficiencies within its judicial system, a United Nations human rights expert said today after wrapping up a visit to the country.