Molly Land | Invisible Threats: Addressing the Impact of New Technologies in Human Rights Practice

November 13, 2019

Molly Land, Professor of Law & Human Rights at UConn Law School discusses the intersection of new technologies and human rights. New technologies have been heralded as vehicles for freedom, allowing activists to organize and document human rights violations. These benefits have been more limited than hoped, and have created new human rights challenges as governments and private companies exploit technology to pursue their own interests. Using the example of online harassment of human rights activists in Guatemala, Prof. Land will discuss the opportunities and costs of new technologies for human rights advocacy. The event is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, organized by the Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Human Rights Law Society, and International Law Society.

Due to technical issues the video of the event will start at the 15 minute mark. Audio is available for the entirety of the event.