Lorna McGregor


Lorna McGregor is a Professor in Law, Director of the Human Rights Centre and PI and Co-Director of the ESRC Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project at the University of Essex. She is a Co-Chair of the ILA Study Group on Individual Responsibility under International Law and a Commissioner of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in the UK. Before becoming an academic, she worked for REDRESS and the International Bar Association.

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Activating the Third Pillar of the UNGPs on Access to an Effective Remedy

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (known as the UNGPs or Ruggie Principles) were developed in 2008 by the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative, John Ruggie, and endorsed by the Human Rights Council in 2011. Comprised of three pillars to ‘protect, respect and remedy’ human rights violations, the third pillar on remedy has often…

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Why We Need to Stop Talking About ‘Killer Robots’ and Address the AI Backlash

In the field of artificial intelligence, the spectacle of the ‘killer robot’ looms large. In my work for the ESRC Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project, I am often asked about what the ‘contemporary killer robot’ looks like and what it means for society. In this post, I offer some reflections on why I think the…

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The Thickening of the International Rule of Law in ‘Turbulent’ Times

Note from the Editors:  This week we hold the first EJIL:Talk! Contributing Editors' Debate, where some or all of our distinguished Contributing Editors lend their views on broad themes of international law and the state of the art, science, and discipline of international law.  Our thanks to Andreas Zimmermann (Co-Director of the Berlin-Potsdam Research Group, 'The…

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