Upcoming Event: HRBDT Conference – Human Rights in a Digital Age

Upcoming Event: HRBDT Conference – Human Rights in a Digital Age
May 2, 2018 HRBDT
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The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project is delighted to announce its forthcoming conference:

Human Rights in a Digital Age

24 May 2018

Geneva

Please see below for the latest conference programme. For further information about the conference please email hrbdt@essex.ac.uk or register for the conference via Eventbrite here.

Programme

09.30 – 10.00: Registration

10.00 – 10.10: Welcome Remarks

Robert Roth (Director, Geneva Academy and Professor of International Criminal Law, University of Geneva)

10.10 – 10.30: Briefing on the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project  

Lorna McGregor and Maurice Sunkin (Co-Directors, HRBDT Project)

10.30 – 11.00: Keynote Address 

Peggy Hicks (Director, Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights)

Moderator: Cath Kent (Project Officer, HRBDT Project)

11.00 – 11.30: Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00: Advancing Human Rights in the Digital Age

Moderator: 

Sonia Bhalotra (Work Stream Deputy – Health and Human Rights, HRBDT Project)

Discussants

Geoff Gilbert (Work Stream Deputy – Advancing Human Rights and Humanitarian Responses, HRBDT Project) 

Paul Hunt (Work Stream Lead – Health and Human Rights, HRBDT Project)

Panellists:    

Chris Earney (Head, Innovation Service, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)

Garrett Mehl (Scientist, Digital Innovations, World Health Organisation)

Philippe Stoll (Head of Communication Policy and Support Unit, International Committee of the Red Cross)

Delphine van Solinge (Protection Advisor, Digital Risks for Populations in Armed Conflict, International Committee of the Red Cross)

13.00 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 15.30: Risks and Challenges to Human Rights in the Digital Age

Moderator

Vivian Ng (Senior Research Officer, HRBDT Project)

Discussants

Pete Fussey (Work Stream Lead – Surveillance and Human Rights, HRBDT Project)

Daragh Murray (Work Stream Deputy – Surveillance and Human Rights, HRBDT Project)

Panellists

Barbora Bukovská (Senior Director, Law and Policy, Article 19)

Tomaso Falchetta (Advocacy and Policy Team Lead, Privacy International)

David Reichel (Research Officer, EU Fundamental Rights Agency)

15.30 – 16.00: Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.30: Responding to Risks and Challenges: Human Rights Frameworks in the Digital Age

Moderator

Sabrina Rau (Senior Research Officer, HRBDT Project)

Discussant

Sheldon Leader (Work Sub-Stream Lead – Regulation, HRBDT Project)

Panellists

Jean-Yves Art (Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft)

Nighat Dad (Executive Director, Digital Rights Foundation)

Hannah Rau (First Secretary, Human Rights/Political Affairs, Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations)

Graham Webber (Interim Chief Executive, Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Office)

17.30 – 17.45: Closing Remarks

17.45 – 18.30: Drinks Reception and Close

 

 Venue

Plenary Room C1

Maison de la Paix Meeting Centre (Petals 5 & 6)

Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2

1202 Geneva