The sustainability of Smartphones: Fairphone

by Vittorio Esposito Introduction Smartphones, since the advent of the first iPhone back in 2007, quickly became more and more important in our everyday life, establishing themselves as being the largest electronic market in  the past two decades, with 1.4 billion smartphones sold yearly worldwide, with an average lifespan of 2.7 years (Bento, 2016, PaianoContinue reading “The sustainability of Smartphones: Fairphone”

The human rights challenges raised by the killing of George Floyd

By Agnes Leung On 25 May 2020, George Floyd, a 46-year old black African-American man was arrested after being accused of counterfeiting US 20-dollar-note in Minnesota, the United States. While in police custody, a white police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for a period of 8 minutes 46 seconds. Despite Floyd’s desperate callContinue reading “The human rights challenges raised by the killing of George Floyd”

Predictive Policing & The Right to Non-Discrimination

By Samuel Hoar Predictive Policing  Derek Chauvin’s murder of George Floyd on 25 May 2020 sparked a wave of global protests against  police racial discrimination and broader racial inequalities. In this light, concerns about the practice  of predictive policing have gathered momentum and received greater public attention. This piece  evaluates the supposed benefits of predictiveContinue reading “Predictive Policing & The Right to Non-Discrimination”