School of Law

Human Rights in the Digital Era

16 September 2011 | Conference
The Liberty Building, University of Leeds

We are delighted to announce the conference "Human Rights in the Digital Era", hosted by the University of Leeds. The aim of this conference is to produce an account of the current situation online and define the significance that human rights hold within a digital environment. This event intends to inform and stimulate debate between academics and postgraduate students from different backgrounds and disciplines, highlight the dangers that human rights face online and suggest ways to overcome them.

It is our privilege and honour to have two exquisite keynote speakers confirmed for our conference: Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger from the University of Oxford and Professor Andrew Murray from the London School of Economics. Invited speakers and panel participants span a wide range of academics from some of the top ranking UK and EU Universities, such as the LSE, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Leeds, the University of East Anglia, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université du Luxembourg, European University Institute in Italy and Tilburg University in the Netherlands.

Panel 1: Access Denied - From Online Access to Net Neutrality

Panel 2: Digital Policy - CTRL Extreme Content, ALTernative Threats, DEL Freedom of Expression?

Panel 3: Behind the Firewall - The Right to Forget, The Right to Online Identity & Other Tales from the Digital Woods

Panel 4: Publishing in the Online Wild West - ESCaping Privacy

For more information please see our website. We are also on twitter and will be tweeting live our event. All sessions will be filmed and uploaded on our website soon after the event for those unable to attend.

The event is free of charge and registration is available only via our website. Early registration online is advised as only a limited number of delegates will be accepted to attend.

Location Details

School of Law
University of Leeds
The Liberty Building
(For Sat Nav please try LS3 1DB or LS6 1AN)


The Liberty Building is number 16 on the campus map.

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