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"The role of human rights standards, and human rights education, in addressing online violence"

UNODC Roundtable at the 2019 conference of the American Society of Criminology

 

Digital communication technologies have profoundly changed the pace and mode of human communications, including with respect to the mass collection, distribution, storage, and use of personal data. In the context of the complex mix of opportunities, risks, and legal and moral challenges of today's interdependent and interoperable networked world, t he UN Human Rights Council and the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers have both declared that human rights shall apply equally online and offline. Recognising the complexities of ensuring human rights protections in the digital age, UNODC will convene a roundtable, at the 2019 meeting of the American Society of Criminology, in San Francisco, to bring together multi-disciplinary perspectives on the importance of human rights standards, and human rights education, to address and prevent online violence, and to uphold the fundamental human rights concepts of equal human dignity, common humanity, and privacy. The roundtable will showcase the work of Education for Justice , an inter-disciplinary global education initiative that positions human rights at the centre of efforts to address the complex global challenges of the digital age. 

 

Panellists: 

  • Dr Marie-Helen Maras, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Dr Asher Flynn, Monash University
  • Dr Wendy O'Brien, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

 

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