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Project Information

Project Information


Human Rights and Digital Technologies


Project Scope:

Digital technologies offer promising means of anticipating, analyzing, and responding to serious human rights concerns, but they also present human rights challenges. Through a symposium and workshop, the Committee on Human Rights of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will gather experts in the fields of human rights and technology to examine these challenges and to explore ways of leveraging digital innovation in a manner that reinforces, rather than erodes, the international system of rights protection. 

By convening a diverse group of individuals from academia, international and non-governmental organizations, industry, and government, Human Rights and Digital Technologies will facilitate a conversation about the opportunities and risks increased use of digital technologies present for the protection of human rights. In addition to examining the human rights implications of such technologies, the project will help build and strengthen connections between actors working at the intersection of technology and rights.

Status: Current

PIN: PGA-CHR-19-P-162

RSO: Everly, Rebecca

Board(s)/Committee(s):

Committee on Human Rights

Topic(s):

Computers and Information Technology
Conflict and Security Issues
Engineering and Technology
Policy for Science and Technology



Geographic Focus:
Arctic and Antarctica
East Asia
Eastern Europe
Global
Middle East and North Africa
North America
Oceania
South and Central America
South and Southeast Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa
Western Europe

Committee Membership



Committee Membership

No data present.


Events



Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Workshop

Description :   

On September 19, 2019, the Committee on Human Rights of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a workshop that will bring together human rights defenders, computer scientists and engineers, and other relevant actors to explore ways of leveraging digital innovation in a manner that reinforces, rather than erodes, the international system of rights protection. Among other topics, participants will examine issues related to the digital surveillance of human rights defenders.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Rebecca Everly
Contact Email:  reverly@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
Symposium

Description :   

On September 18, 2019, the Committee on Human Rights of the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine will host a public symposium on the human rights risks and opportunities associated with development and use of digital technologies. The symposium, which will be webcast live, will convene experts in the fields in human rights and technology to discuss pressing issues such as algorithmic bias and the use of digital evidence in justice and accountability processes. The symposium will raise public awareness of the human rights implications of new and emerging digital technologies and aid in forging useful connections between experts in the fields of technology and human rights.





If you would like to attend the sessions of this event that are open to the public or need more information please contact

Contact Name:  Rebecca Everly
Contact Email:  reverly@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
-
Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Publications

Publications

No data present.