Information and Communication Technology may play a critical role in human rights implementation. New technologies allow new data and evidence to be collected and transmitted faster and more cheaply than ever before. It provides new opportunities of reaching out to target and minority groups.
Carried out by WBI's ICT4Gov program, the objective of the ICT4HR project is to better understand and test in pilot projects how human rights can inform, guide, help design, and implement new ICT-facilitated approaches in governance and human rights.
Under this project, a report on the opportunities offered by ICT for human rights protection has been drafted. The report presents case studies, discussing the media in use. It reflects about some of the opportunities in human rights enforcement and promotion, and considers the risks that may be associated with using new technologies to realize human rights.
Chair: Anders Zeijlon, Coordinator, OPCKL
Speaker: Molly Land, Associate Professor of Law, New York Law School, Chief author of the report
Discussant: Hans-Otto Sano, Senior Program Officer, OPCS-Nordic Trust Fund