Event information

24 May 2018, 09:30-18:30

Human Rights in a Digital Age

Event

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This conference, organized by the Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project (HRBDT) and facilitated by the Geneva Academy, aims at discussing human rights in the digital age with Geneva-based institutions and experts.

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
  • Cath Kent (Moderation), 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

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