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 full programme is now available. 

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