The speed and exponential reach of digital technologies presents a complex mix of opportunities, risks and legal and moral challenges. Among these are questions about how to ensure human rights protections in the digital age. UNODC convened a panel of academics to present at the conference on "Law and Criminology in the New Digital Era" - organized by the University of Loyola, Seville (20-21 January 2020). Drawing on their substantive fields of expertise in criminology, cybercrime and international human rights law, panelists delved into topics that enliven questions about the role of human rights with respect to digitally enabled activities that cause harm. Presentations encompassed topics of digitally enabled hate speech, the challenges of regulating "deepfakes", and the importance of balancing questions of risk and opportunity with respect to children's digital engagement. Panelists showcased the work of Education for Justice, an inter-disciplinary global education initiative that positions human rights at the centre of efforts to address complex global challenges.