Building on the first two events of the Values of Internet Technologies (VIT) series, this third workshop will explore Human Rights and how they relate to the digital sphere. We will delve into the impact of Internet protocol design on Human Rights and look at the protocols existing today. Finally we will discuss the potential of technology for protecting Human Rights and changes needed to strengthen this role.
This workshop will be held in parallel in Zürich and Genève with video conferencing (morning session only) on September 11. Please register below for attendance.
Genève, September 11, 2018, 9:30-14:00
La Pastorale (Maison Rose), Route de Ferney 106, 1202 Genève
Zürich, September 11, 2018,9:30-16:00
SWITCH, Werdstrasse 2, 8002 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.
9:30 Introduction & Presentation Round
10m (Imai Jen-La Plante, Hernâni Marques and Michael Hausding)
10:40 Coffee Break – 20m
11:30 Panel Discussion: Potential and challenges for technology in protecting Human Rights
1h (Moderator: Imai Jen-La Plante)
12:30 Lunch – 1h30m
14:30 Coffee Break – 20m