The Future of Human Rights Project, a collaboration between the Raoul Wallenberg Institute (RWI) and the Faculty of Law at Lund University, recently concluded a panel at the UN World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna 1993 – Strengthening Imperatives 30 Years After’.
The panel was on the topic of ‘Human Rights in the Digital Age’ and was chaired by Therese Murphy, the current Raoul Wallenberg Visiting Chair in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Panel members included David Kaye, the 2023-2024 Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in Public International Law at RWI and the former Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression, who spoke on the risks of regulatory measure to online rights and Sue Anne Teo, a researcher under the Future of Human Rights project who presented on the ‘slow violence’ harms of AI to human rights. The panel also comprised of Doaa Abu-Elyounes from UNESCO who presented on UNESCO’s Recommendations on the Ethics of AI.
The conference, which took place in Vienna from 27-29 September 2023, marked the 30th anniversary of the landmark UN World Conference on Human Rights which also took place in Vienna in 1993. It was organized by the University of Vienna in collaboration with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights and the Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs. More information on the conference and the panel can be found here: https://www.30years-vdpa.com/