Governing Artificial Intelligence under the African human rights system: Drawing lessons from International Best Practices

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dc.contributor.advisor Kakooza, Anthony CK.
dc.contributor.coadvisor Aronson, Jay
dc.contributor.postgraduate Xaba, Zwelithini Eugene
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-29T12:18:42Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-29T12:18:42Z
dc.date.created 2021-12-10
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.description Mini Dissertation (LLM) University of Pretoria, 2021. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract This study explores the state of governance of Artificial Intelligence under the African human rights system. The study finds that AI is currently regulated by the African Charter and a variation of soft law instruments such as the Declaration of principles on free expression and access to information and Resolution 473 of the African Commission. However these protections are minimal as most of them predate the AI age and are not tailor made to address the contemporary challenges of a fast-automating world. The study finds merit in the AI regulatory models under the European Union and the Council of Europe and recommend that the African Commission, STC on ICTs and AUCIL garner Best practices from these global standard setting bodies. Among these best practices are vigorous multi-disciplinary preparatory research, a risk based and precautionary approach and generating human rights based legal standards at every stage of the algorithmic lifecycle. en_ZA
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dc.description.degree LLM (Centre for Human Rights) en_ZA
dc.description.department LLM (Centre for Human Rights) en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation * en_ZA
dc.identifier.other A2022 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/82873
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Pretoria
dc.rights © 2019 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.
dc.subject UCTD en_ZA
dc.subject Artificial Intelligence en_ZA
dc.subject Human Rights
dc.subject Africa
dc.title Governing Artificial Intelligence under the African human rights system: Drawing lessons from International Best Practices en_ZA
dc.type Mini Dissertation en_ZA


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