SIM Peter Baehr lezing 2020: Ensuring human rights for all in the digital age

Datum en tijd:
16 oktober 2020 17:15 - 18:30 uur

Utrecht University (or online)

Het Studie- en Informatiecentrum Mensenrechten (SIM) aan de Universiteit Utrecht, nodigt iedereen van harte uit om de SIM Peter Baehr lezing van 2020 bij te wonen, ter ere van de 39ste verjaardag van het instituut. We zijn blij dat Nani Jansen Reventlow, directeur van het Digital Freedom Fund, dit jaar onze spreker wil zijn.

De titel van haar lezing is: Ensuring human rights for all in the digital age.

(De rest van dit bericht gaat verder in het Engels, de voertaal van de lezing)

The ways in which we exercise our fundamental rights and freedoms have been transformed in the “digital age,” with new technologies being increasingly used to make decisions that have a significant impact on our daily lives. How can we ensure our human rights are protected, promoted and vindicated in this new reality? Courts are a crucial forum for upholding and safeguarding human rights, both online and offline, and strategic litigation offers an important means by which laws and practices infringing upon human rights can be challenged and those responsible can be held to account.

Next frontier in digital rights litigation

We have already seen some strong judgments in support of digital rights in recent years. What is the next frontier in digital rights litigation, also taking into account a shifting global landscape in light of the Covid-19 pandemic? And how can we make sure we are guaranteeing a future in which digital rights are protected for all, regardless of their sexuality, abilities, gender identity, age, culture, and social class?

Drawing on her experience at the helm of the Digital Freedom Fund and as a human rights litigator, Nani Jansen Reventlow will discuss some of the digital rights issues that have come before the courts and will offer her insights on what the trends and outstanding challenges are in this emerging area of human rights practice.

Registration: Do you wish to attend the SIM Peter Baehr lecture? Please send an email to: , with reference to ‘SIM Peter Baehr Lecture 2020’.
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Please note: due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is not yet clear whether the lecture will take place on campus, if circumstances permit, or otherwise online as a livestream. This will be communicated closer to the event, but you can already register now.