Rights of the Person Program
Sane adult citizens have a right to control their own bodies and minds. Through the Rights of the Person program, we engage the human rights community, legal scholars, reproductive rights activists, the transgendered community, and advocates of public health approaches to illicit drugs in a campaign to deepen and broaden the concept of human rights. In particular we believe that the right to technological self-determination should be protected by laws and treaties.

Sub-Program: Rights of Non-Human Persons - The IEET is committed to the idea that some non-human animals meet the criteria of legal personhood and thus are deserving of specific rights and protections.
IEET Rights News

Key Rights Links Human Rights Movement

Amnesty International The pre-eminent worldwide lobby for human rights

Witness Using video and other technologies in the fight for human rights

How to complain to the UN Human Rights Treaty System" Bayefsky.com provides an easy-to-use guide for making a complaint to the UN human rights treaty bodies on civil and political rights, discrimination against women, torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, and racial discrimination.

European Human Rights Centre


Rights to Enabling Technologies

Alliance for Technology Access

Internatinal Center for Disability Resources on the Internet

Also see Human Enhancement Resources for the Physically Disabled


Rights to Choice in Dying

Alcor The largest cryonics firm

World Federation of Right to Die Societies


Reproductive Rights

International Planned Parenthood Federation

Center for Reproductive Rights

Also see Human Enhancement Resources for Reproductive Rights Advocates

Review of International Laws Restricting Cloning and Germline Genetic Engineering Center for Genetics and Society

"Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights" Adopted by UNESCO's General Conference in 1997


Right to Cognitive Liberty

Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics

Drug Policy Alliance

Erowid

Also see Human Enhancement Resources for Drug Law Reform Advocates

"Pharmacotherapy and the Future of the Drug War" A report by the Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics


Right to Sexual and Gender Choice

National Transgender Advocacy Coalition

Int'l Gay and Lesbian Human Rights

International Foundation for Gender Education

Transgender Law and Policy Institute

Also see Human Enhancement Resources for LGBTQ Community


Trans-Species Personhood Rights

Great Ape Project


Right to Economic Security

Basic Income Guarantee Network (US)

CLAWS: Creating Livable Alternatives to Wage Slavery


IEET Rights News
"Does this robot want your job?"  Mar 24, 2017

"Is Judicial Review Compatible with Democracy?" by John Danaher  Philosophical Disquisitions  Mar 24, 2017

"Why the politics of the future is technology and technology is the future of politics" by Nikola Danaylov  Singularity Weblog  Mar 22, 2017

"Symbols and their Consequences in the Sex Robot Debate | John Danaher"  Mar 21, 2017

"Le Parti Transhumaniste Allemand accélère" by EMG  Association Française Transhumaniste - Technoprog  Mar 18, 2017

"Economics under Trump" by David Brin  Contrary Brin  Mar 11, 2017

"Trump’s Divided America" by David Brin  Contrary Brin  Mar 7, 2017

"How To Cope With This Stressful Presidency" by John G. Messerly  Reason and Meaning  Mar 6, 2017

"Malaria: How Do You Eradicate an Infectious Disease With No Vaccine?"  Mar 4, 2017

"Augmentation cognitive et morale" by Alexandre Maurer  Association Franзaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  Mar 2, 2017

"Post-election: picking up the pieces" by David Brin  Contrary Brin  Mar 2, 2017

"How a Math Algorithm Could Educate the Whole World — for Free"  Mar 1, 2017

"Can Universal Basic Income / Social Democracy Fix America’s Inequality?"  Feb 28, 2017

"3 ways to fix a broken news industry"  Feb 24, 2017

"On the use and misuse of 1984 in the reign of Trump" by Rick Searle  Utopia or Dystopia  Feb 21, 2017

"Value Conflicts surrounding the Meaning of Life in the Trans/Post/Human Future" by Steve Fuller  Ethical Technology  Feb 20, 2017

"Trump’s Lying Reveals That He Is Empty Inside" by John G. Messerly  Reason and Meaning  Feb 19, 2017

"Is Class War as Inevitable as the Return of Karl Marx?" by David Brin  Contrary Brin  Feb 18, 2017

"The Dark History Of Immigration Bans In The U.S."  Feb 18, 2017

"Le syndrome de Stockholm de la mortalité" by Alexandre Maurer  Association Franзaise Transhumaniste - Technoprog  Feb 17, 2017



IEET Books on Rights Surviving the Machine Age: Intelligent Technology and the Transformation of Human Work by Kevin LaGrandeur and James Hughes eds. (2017)

Chasing Shadows: Visions of Our Coming Transparent World by David Brin (2017)

TECHNOPROG, le transhumanisme au service du progrès social by Marc Roux and Didier Coeurnelle (2016)

eHuman Deception by Nicole Sallak Anderson (2016)

Free Money for All: A Basic Income Guarantee Solution for the Twenty-First Century by Mark Walker (2015)

Surviving AI: The promise and peril of artificial intelligence by Calum Chace (2015)

The End of the Beginning: Life, Society and Economy on the Brink of the Singularity by Ben Goertzel (2015)

Humans and Automata A Social Study of Robotics by Riccardo Campa (2015)

The End: What Science and Religion Tell Us about the Apocalypse by Phil Torres (2015)

Envisioning Politics 2.0 by David Wood and Alexander Karran eds. (2015)

The Future of Business by Ed. Rohit Talwar (2015)

A Dangerous Master: How to Keep Technology from Slipping Beyond Our Control by Wendell Wallach (2015)

Who Are We?: Religious, Philosophical, Scientific and Transhumanist Theories Of Human Nature by John Messerly (2015)

Apex by Ramez Naam (2015)

The Second Intelligent Species by Marshall Brain (2015)

Anticipating Tomorrow’s Politics by Ed. David Wood (2015)

Post- and Transhumanism: An Introduction by Robert Ranisch and Stefan Lorenz Sorgner eds. (2015)

How “God” Works: A Logical Inquiry on Faith by Marshall Brain (2015)

Virtually Human: The Promise—-and the Peril—-of Digital Immortality by Martine Rothblatt (2014)

A Taxonomy and Metaphysics of Mind-Uploading by Keith Wiley (2014)

Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies by Nick Bostrom (2014)

Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds by Russell Blackford and Damien Broderick eds. (2014)

Between Ape and Artilect: Conversations with Pioneers of AGI and Other Transformative Technologies by Ben Goertzel ed. (2014)

Personality Capture and Emulation by William Sims Bainbridge (2014)

Humanity Enhanced: Genetic Choice and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies by Russell Blackford (2013)

Happy-People-Pills For All by Mark Walker (2013)

Longevitize!: Essays on the Science, Philosophy & Politics of Longevity by ed. Franco Cortese (2013)

Crux by Ramez Naam (2013)

eGods: Faith versus Fantasy in Computer Gaming by William Sims Bainbridge (2013)

The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet by Ramez Naam (2013)

The Transhumanist Reader: Classical and Contemporary Essays by eds. Max More and Natasha Vita-More (2013)

Artificial Slaves: Androids and Intelligent Networks in Early Modern Literature and Culture by Kevin LaGrandeur (2013)

Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now by Douglas Rushkoff (2012)

Nexus by Ramez Naam (2012)

A Crisis of Faith: Atheism, Emerging Technologies and the Future of Humanity by Phil Torres (2012)

Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization by Parag Khanna & Ayesha Khanna (2012)

Manna: Two Visions of Humanity’s Future by Marshall Brain (2012)

Smart Mice, Not-So-Smart People: An Interesting and Amusing Guide to Bioethics by Arthur Caplan (2012)

From Transgender to Transhuman: A Manifesto On the Freedom Of Form by Martine Rothblatt (2012)

Freedom of Religion and the Secular State by Russell Blackford (2012)

The Olympics: The Basics by Andy Miah and Beatriz Garcia (2012)

Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics by Patrick Lin (2011)

Program or Be Programmed by Douglas Rushkoff (2011)

Invent Utopia Now, Transhumanist Suggestions for the Pre-Singularity Era by Hank Pellissier (2011)

Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman (2011)

Online Multiplayer Games by William Sims Bainbridge (2010)

Mutare o perire. La sfida del transumanesimo (Change or Perish. The Challenge of Transhumanism) by Riccardo Campa (2010)

Life Inc.: How the World Became a Corporation and How to Take It Back by Douglas Rushkoff (2009)

50 Voices of Disbelief: Why We Are Atheists by eds. Udo Schuklenk and Russell Blackford (2009)

Human Enhancement by Edited by Julian Savulescu and Nick Bostrom (2009)

Science Fiction and Philosophy by Susan Schneider (2008)

Unnatural Selection: The Challenges of Engineering Tomorrow’s People by Eds. Peter Healey and Steve Rayner (2008)

Etica della scienza pura by Riccardo Campa (2007)

Though the Heavens May Fall: The Landmark Trial That Led to the End of Human Slavery by Steve M. Wise (2006)

God from the Machine: Artifical Intelligence Models of Religious Cognition by William Sims Bainbridge (2006)

Testament (volumes 1-4) by Douglas Rushkoff (2005)

More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement by Ramez Naam (2005)

Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future by James Hughes (2004)

Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance by Mihail Roco and William Sims Bainbridge (2003)

Drawing the Line: Science and the Case for Animal Rights by Steven Wise (2002)

Playing the Future: What We Can Learn from Digital Kids by Douglas Rushkoff (1999)

Unzipped Genes: Taking Charge of Baby-Making in the New Millennium by Martine Rothblatt (1997)

Apartheid of Sex : A Manifesto on the Freedom of Gender by Martine Rothblatt (1991)