Human Rights Law Centre

Annual Student Conference 2018


Human Rights in a Digitalised World

Saturday 17 March 2018

In an increasingly digitalised world, our rights and obligations are evolving at an unprecedented rate. Owing to such unbridled technological change, it is imperative that our current legislative framework for human rights should also develop alongside it in order to protect our redefined rights as global "e-citizens".

The aim of this conference is to further explore the implications of digitalisation on national and international law and its possible future developments. The conference will also explore the various implications on the right to privacy and in particular, the fine balancing act of such rights with the importance of national and international security. It will also critically examine the role of the internet as an open marketplace of ideas and the complications that may arise within it. It will also consider the implications of internet access, or the lack thereof, on global inequality and whether our current framework for human right is robust and effective enough to cater to our everchanging relationship with technology.

The Call For Papers for the 2018 Annual Student Human Rights Conference is now available for download. This year, the Student Conference Committee will be welcoming papers that discuss the themes outlined in the attached Call for Papers revolving around the topic of Human Rights in a Digitalised World.

Using the application form, please provide a short abstract of no more than a 1000 words by Friday 12 January 2018, clearly stating the author's postal address, email, telephone number and institution.

The abstract should be submitted electronically to

Tickets for the conference can be bought via the online store.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Student Conference Committee at

Human Rights Law Centre

School of Law
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

+44 (0)115 846 8506