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9 December 2020 - 10 December 2020
EU-NGO Forum 2020

Themes

The Forum will address:

I. Fundamental freedoms in the digital sphere

  • Oportunities for civil society and human rights defenders to increase online freedoms of association and of peaceful assembly.
  • Identifying solutions to combat online threats such as combatting cyber-harassment, hate speech, violent extremism.
  • Tackling disinformation while promoting media pluralism
  • Defending freedom of speech online
  • Step up action to combat internet shutdowns, to overturn shutdowns and artificial limitations on internet.

II. Technology, Business and Human Rights – how to engage with the private sector

  • Dialogue with “big tech” companies including social media platforms on promoting and protecting human rights in the digital sphere.
  • Mandatory human rights impact assessments in due diligence processes. Access to remedy and means of redress.

III. Privacy and surveillance

  • How mass and targeted arbitrary surveillance threatens human rights defenders and civil society.
  • Current methods of arbitrary surveillance: facial recognition and other biometric surveillance.
  • Current uses and impact of mass surveillance: border management; social credit system.

IV. Artificial Intelligence Development – opportunities and risks

  • Current international efforts to regulate AI in the area of human rights.
  • Opportunities, risks, and technological reliability issues in the use of AI applications in the fields of justice and access to education. How can AI be used to promote and protect human rights.
  • AI leading to discrimination or impeding the realization of human rights (digital divide, bias, discriminations in law enforcement of access to work and social services). Impact on individuals in vulnerable situations: migrants, ethnic and religious minorities, children.

Registration

Closed since 6 December 2020

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Participants

Afghanistan 2
Albania 2
Algeria 1
Angola 1
Argentina 7
Austria 3
Bangladesh 8
Belgium 92
Bosnia And Herzegovina 2
Brazil 2
Bulgaria 3
Burundi 2
Canada 2
Chad 2
Chile 1
China 1
Colombia 11
Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The 1
Costa Rica 1
Cuba 1
Cyprus 1
Czech Republic 7
Denmark 2
Ecuador 2
Egypt 1
El Salvador 1
Ethiopia 1
Finland 3
France 15
Gambia 1
Georgia 1
Germany 7
Ghana 2
Greece 7
Guatemala 2
Haiti 1
Honduras 5
China (Hong Kong) 2
Hungary 3
India 16
Indonesia 1
Iraq 1
Ireland 4
Israel 1
Italy 5
Japan 1
Jordan 1
Kenya 3
Korea, Republic Of 1
Kuwait 1
Kyrgyzstan 4
Lebanon 2
Liberia 1
Libya 1
Lithuania 4
Luxembourg 3
North Macedonia 1
Malaysia 2
Mali 4
Malta 1
Mexico 3
Moldova, Republic Of 2
Mongolia 3
Montenegro 2
Morocco 3
Mozambique 2
Myanmar 8
Nepal 6
Netherlands 11
Nicaragua 2
Nigeria 1
Norway 2
Pakistan 3
Palestine 2
Panama 1
Peru 3
Philippines 4
Poland 3
Portugal 10
Romania 10
Russia 3
Rwanda 2
Senegal 1
Serbia 3
Sierra Leone 2
Singapore 2
Somalia 2
South Africa 2
Spain 20
Sri Lanka 4
Sudan 1
Sweden 4
Switzerland 11
Tanzania, United Republic Of 1
Thailand 2
Trinidad And Tobago 3
Tunisia 3
Turkey 5
Turkmenistan 1
Uganda 2
Ukraine 3
United Kingdom 13
United States 5
Uzbekistan 4
Virgin Islands, British 1
Yemen 1
Zambia 1
Total 450