Facial recognition cameras equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled body temperature detection technology have been installed in cities across China to detect people who may be infected with COVID-19 to prevent them from traveling. The facial recognition technology (FR) is probably developed with good intentions, but experts argue this intrusive surveillance could be potentially used by totalitarian regimes against the population. Therefore, many pro-social technology experts, human rights activists, and politicians have been calling for a ban. The law enforcement agencies and other technologists, however, argue FR has the potential to offer huge benefits to society and are instead a calling for proper regulation.
KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Police on Monday morning arrested 12 human rights activists who had assembled outside the President’s Office to protest the appointment of Agni Sapkota, who is accused in an insurgency-era murder. They had assembled in front of the President’s Office where speaker-elect Sapkota had gone to take the oath of office and secrecy.
KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Human rights activists and lawyers have expressed serious objection to the ruling Nepal Communist Party’s decision to field former Maoist leader Agni Sapkota as a candidate for speaker.
KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Dismayed over ongoing efforts to mandate a high-level political mechanism to deal with the Maoist insurgency-era cases, a group of conflict victims, human rights activists and lawyers on Friday submitted a memorandum to Swiss Ambassador to Nepal, Elisabeth Bon Cappler.
KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Concerned over the recent developments with regard to the transitional justice process, a section of human rights activists and conflict victims on Tuesday submitted a position paper to UN’s Nepal Resident Coordinator Valerie Julliand seeking ‘adequate initiative from the UN agencies on the matter.