Human Rights and present / future ICT ‒ Why and how are they related?

The third event in the Values of Internet Technologies (VIT) workshop series will be held in parallel in Zürich and Genève on September 11. Please register below for attendance.

Date and time

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 9:30-16:00


This workshop runs in parallel with video conferencing in 2 locations in Genève and Zürich


La Pastorale (Maison Rose), Route de Ferney 106, 1202 Genève

Registration for Genève


SWITCH, Werdstrasse 2, 8002 Zürich

Registration for Zürich

About the workshop

In the workshop taking place throughout a day, we’ll explore what Human Rights are, how they relate to the digital sphere, specifically to Internet protocols and what’s the impact of Internet protocol design on Human Rights: we’ll look at the protocols existing today and also discuss what needs to be changed fo technology to play an important role in protecting Human Rights.

Tentative Agenda

9:30 Introduction & Presentation Round
10m (Hernâni Marques and Michael Hausding)

9:40 What are Human Rights and how did they emerge?
30m (N.N.)

10:20 Coffee Break – 20m

10:30 How do and which of the Human Rights relate to the digital sphere?
30m (Richard Hill)

11:00 How do Human Rights relate to Internet protocols? Insights from work inside the Human Rights Protocol Considerations (HRPC) group
30m (Hernâni Marques)

11:40 Discussion

12:00 Lunch – 1h30m

13:30 XYZ – 30m
(N. N.)

14:00 XYZ – 30m
(N. N.)

14:30 Coffee Break – 20m

14:50 Analysis of current Internet protocols in terms of Human Rights
30m (Hernâni Marques)

15:20 Discussion

16:00 Farewell

August 10th, 2018 by | Posted in Human Rights, News |

Comments are closed.