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Friday, June 14 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Enhancing Processes and Empowering People: Exploring the potential of new technologies in private remediation of business-related human rights abuse

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New technologies offer new opportunities – to companies and other organizations seeking to improve the effectiveness of their grievance and remediation processes, and to people seeking remedies from them in human rights-related cases. For instance, digital tools can greatly increase the speed with which human rights-related grievances can be logged and followed up. They also provide a range of means through which evidence of corporate wrongdoing can be collected, stored and analyzed. At the same time, the design and implementation of these systems can have a significant bearing on the level of personal risk faced by remedy-seekers, human rights defenders and others. This session will examine the various ways in which technologies are contributing to the creation of better and more efficient private grievance mechanisms. A key focus of this session will be on the human rights risks of such technologies themselves. This session, co-organized by the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights and Global Partners Digital, will both draw from and feed into the OHCHR’s Accountability and Remedy Project, a multi-year research program aimed at improving implementation of the “Access to Remedy Pillar” of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

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Lene Wendland

Chief, Business and Human Rights, OHCHR
Lene Wendland is Chief of the Business and Human Rights Unit in UN Human Rights. She was part of the team of former Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Business and Human Rights, Professor John Ruggie, and contributed to the development and drafting of the UN Guiding... Read More →

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Raquel Vazquez Llorente

Senior Legal Advisor, eyeWitness
Raquel Vázquez Llorente is a Senior Legal Advisor at eyeWitness, where she helps bridge the gap between human rights defenders on the frontlines and investigators or prosecutors by providing guidance on the application of technology to investigations. eyeWitness has developed award-winning... Read More →
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Moataz El Fegiery

MENA Protection Coordinator, Front Line Defenders
Moataz El Fegiery is the protection coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa at Front Line Defenders. He is also the treasurer and member of the executive committee of the EuroMed Rights and co-founder and secretary general of the Egyptian Human Rights Forum. El Fegiery was... Read More →
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Anjali Nayar

Founder, TIMBY (This Is My Back Yard)
Anjali is the founder of TIMBY (This is My Backyard), a monitoring and reporting system developed to help individuals and organizations on the frontlines of emerging and longstanding human rights and environmental issues report, investigate, aggregate and share information. TIMBY... Read More →
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Richard Wingfield

Head of Legal, Global Partners Digital

Friday June 14, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am BST
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