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Wednesday, June 12 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Responding to Mass Atrocities in the Digital Age: Challenges and Lessons Learned from Myanmar

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In 2018, the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar concluded that the role of social media had been significant in the spread of hate speech across the country. Drawing on the events in Myanmar, participants will be invited to discuss two core questions:

1. What is the key lesson we can take from the Myanmar Fact-Finding Mission’s work on the use of social media evidence for human rights investigations?

2. What are the responsibilities of social media companies to prevent, detect and/or remove hate speech, giving particular consideration to the trade-off between freedom of expression and policing hate speech, as well as the kinds of accountability mechanisms that may be applied to direct perpetrators and the platforms they rely upon to spread hate speech in practice?

Moderators
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Barrie Sander

Postdoctoral Fellow, Fundação Getulio Vargas
Barrie Sander is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) in Brazil. His research interests include global cybersecurity norms, human rights and technology, and international criminal law. Currently, Barrie is examining the paradigms of international law that apply... Read More →

Speakers
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Shannon Raj Singh

Legal Officer, Special Tribunal for Lebanon
Shannon Raj Singh is an Associate Legal Officer with the Special Tribunal for Lebanon in The Hague, where she advises the Appeals Chamber on procedural and substantive issues of international law. She has previous experience working with the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda... Read More →
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Dunstan Allison-Hope

Managing Director, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
Dunstan leads BSR's human rights, inclusive economy, and women's empowerment practice areas. Dunstan's specialist fields are human rights due diligence in the technology sector and sustainability reporting and disclosure. Dunstan facilitated the multistakeholder process which led... Read More →
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David Kaye

UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Opinion and Expression
Prof. Kaye’s scholarship and teaching focus on public international law, especially international human rights law, international humanitarian law, accountability for violations of human rights, and the law governing the use of force. He is just as interested in efforts to translate... Read More →
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Yvonne McDermott Rees

Swansea University
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Sarah Joseph

Director, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law
I am a Professor of Human Rights at Monash University, and the Director of its Castan Centre for Human Rights Law. I have written in the Arab Spring and social media, and have a strong interest in social media and free speech issues.
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Rebecca Hamilton

Assistant Professor of Law, American University, Washington College of Law
Rebecca ("Bec") Hamilton is an Assistant Professor of Law at American University Washington College of Law, and has just been awarded a 2019-2020 fellowship from the Council on Foreign Relations.Bec is the author of Fighting for Darfur: Public Action and the Struggle to Stop Genocide... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
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