NGO Engagement in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

40 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2022

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Mark Shope

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University; Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Date Written: May 26, 2022


From AI and human rights focused NGOs to thematic NGOs whose subjects are impacted by AI, the AI and human rights discourse within NGOs has moved from simply keeping an eye on AI to being an integral part of NGO work. At the same time, the issue of AI and human rights is being addressed by governments in their policymaking and rulemaking to, for example, protect human rights and remain compliant with their responsibilities under international human rights instruments. When governments are reporting to United Nations treaty bodies as required under international human rights instruments, and the reports and communications include topics of artificial intelligence, how and to what extent are NGOs engaging in this dialogue? This article explores how artificial intelligence can impact rights under the nine core human rights instruments and how NGOs should monitor States parties under these instruments, providing suggestions to guide NGO engagement in the reporting process.

Keywords: NGO, AI, human rights, treaty bodies

Suggested Citation

Shope, Mark, NGO Engagement in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (May 26, 2022). Buffalo Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 28, pp. 119-158, 2022, Available at SSRN:

Mark Shope (Contact Author)

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Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )

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