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Students will develop a meaningful understanding of:
1. The history, approaches and values contributing to human rights frameworks and the treaty bodies developed to defend them.
2.The role of technologies in creating impacts, opportunities and challenges for human rights.
3. The mechanisms available to respond to human rights impacts by digital technologies, in particular the United Nations Human Rights Council and the United Nations Human Rights Committee.
4. The creative logics motivating human rights defenders’ responses to technological impacts.
Human rights, in particular privacy, expression and assembly
Human rights instruments and mechanisms
Interactions between new technologies and human rights
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Assignment: An oral statement to the UN Human Rights Council in relation to a concern about the impacts of technologies on human rights.||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||Yes||
|Assignment: A written submission to the UN Human Rights Committee in relation to the possible impacts of technologies on human rights.||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||Yes||
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