Human Rights Law Centre

19th Annual Student Human Rights Conference: Human Rights in a Digitalised World

We are pleased to announce the return of our Annual Student Conference which will take place on Saturday 17 March 2018. This year, the conference theme is Human Rights in a Digitalised World. 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 examine 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 discuss the role of the internet as an open marketplace of ideas and the complications that may arise within it. Further considerations of the implications of internet access, or the lack thereof, on global inequality will take place, does our current framework for human right is robust and effective enough to cater to our everchanging relationship with technology?

The Student Conference Committee would like to encourage the submission of papers from postgraduate students in any discipline on any of the above themes. See the Call for Papers for further information on these themes.

Using the application form, please provide a short abstract of no more than a 1000 words by Friday 12 January 2018.


Posted on Monday 20th November 2017

Human Rights Law Centre

School of Law
University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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