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Friday, June 14 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Aligning cybercrime laws with international human rights standards

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Countries around the world are adopting cybercrime laws which seriously fail to respect international human rights law. Many such laws problematically duplicate existing rules, use vague or overbroad language and/or fail to provide for appropriate intent requirements. This session will identify relevant standards and better practices for ensuring that cybercrimes laws respect international human rights.

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Toby Mendel

Executive Director, Centre for Law and Democracy
I have been a freedom of expression/right to information lawyer and activist for over 20 years with a lot of experience working at the international level and in countries in regions around the world. Perhaps my most important area of expertise is in terms of standard-setting where... Read More →

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'Gbenga Sesan

Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative
‘Gbenga Sesan is the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative, a pan-African social enterprise working on digital inclusion and digital rights through its offices in Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe. He is also a Non-Resident Fellow at the Digital Civil Society... Read More →

Friday June 14, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am BST
Carthage 3 (Laico)