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ISHR article by Christof Heyns and CGHR's Thomas Probert on the power of ICTs for human rights

last modified Jul 06, 2017 09:25 AM
10th July 2015

In an article published by the International Service for Human Rights, CGHR Research Associate, Dr Thomas Probert, and Christof Heyns, the UN Special Rapporteur on on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, highlight the power of information communication technologies (ICTs) for human rights. 

This year, CGHR's collaboration with the Special Rapporteur has focused on ICTs. A student team coordinated by CGHR Research Associate Dr Ella McPherson assisted in the compilation of material for a discussion document ahead of an Expert Meeting in Cambridge convened by the Special Rapporteur in February. As part of the project, the student team assembled a multi-authored Tumblr blogaggregating their research into technologies, tactics, and case studies of the use of ICTs in human rights work.

In June at the 29th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, the UN Special Rapporteur  presented his thematic report on the potential of information communication technologies (ICTs) in protecting the right to life.