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Wednesday, June 12 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Unlocking the Potential for Digital Technology to Enable Human Rights

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The Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) has published a report on Enabling Rights, showing the potential of digital technology to enable civil, political, and economic rights. Building on the report findings, the goal of this session will be to coordinate the collective capabilities of digital technology industry leaders and human rights professionals and social innovators to accelerate and scale up the development and application of technology enabling human rights. The workshop will be on the role digital technology can perform in protecting civil, political, and economic rights across a range of issues such as enhancing supplier accountability and empowering workers to protect their rights; addressing human trafficking; supporting traceability; protecting land rights; and bringing those that abuse human rights to justice. The Workshop will discuss ways technology can support these rights; discuss on how to effectively develop technology solutions; and discuss ways to ensure that technology is developed in a way that accounts for and respects human rights.

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Sarah Altschuller

Business & Human Rights Counsel, Verizon

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Scott Edwards

Senior Adviser, Amnesty International
Scott Edwards is a Senior Adviser at Amnesty International. He has written and worked extensively on complex humanitarian crises, protection, and armed conflict. His current professional activity focuses on innovations in human rights compliance monitoring, and the human rights implications... Read More →
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Vijay Simhan

Manager, Investments, Humanity United
As Investments Manager, Vijay supports Humanity United’s Human Trafficking & Labor Migration portfolio, including engaging with corporations, governments, civil society, and workers to advocate, promote, and defend the rights of workers.

Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am BST
Adean (Palais)