Conference of the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI)
Technology and the future of human rights
University of Pretoria, South Africa, and online
Technological developments have made what was once science fiction reality. This gives some hope for a utopian future while others get nightmares. It also highlights the extent to which technologies that are not explicitly designed with human rights and equity in mind have tremendous potential to do harm.
For the first time the Association of Human Rights Institutes (AHRI) is holding its annual conference in Africa. Join us at the beautiful Future Africa campus of the University of Pretoria to discuss issues linked to technology and human rights. Those of you who cannot join us in person can tune in and participate in the discussions on Zoom webinar. Conference sessions will also be livestreamed on social media.
The main conference on 2 and 3 September is preceded by a doctoral workshop on 1 September on the main campus of the University of Pretoria. The main conference will start off on 2 September with a plenary multidisciplinary discussion on technology and the future of human rights and then proceed on three parallel thematic tracks:
Track 1: Surveillance and vulnerability
Track 2 Survival and sustainability
Track 3: Democratic participation and accountability
For more information on the conference and to register (for in-person participation by 15 August) see https://www.up.ac.za/cf-ahri2022
Professor Magnus Killander