When Rights and Tech Collide: Protecting human rights and equality in the age of AI

Tuesday 7 June 2022, 14:00 – 15:30 BST (15:00 – 16:30 CEST)

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The Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (CFNHRI)  and Equinet, are chairing a webinar with legal experts, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and equality bodies (NEBs) to explore the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on human rights and equality.

As technologies evolve, so do our responsibilities to protect everyone’s rights. Whether it be in terms of employment, healthcare, social security, access to justice, or the protection of marginalised groups, technology such as artificial intelligence can enhance or undermine existing protections. Considering examples from the UK, The Netherlands, Germany and Canada, this webinar will look at technology-enabled discrimination cases, how regulators can respond to emergent technologies and how NHRIs and NEBs can work with civil society to build in human rights at the ground level.

The panel features:

·       Dee Masters – Barrister, Cloisters Chambers / Equinet AI legal consultancy (UK)

·       Christiaan Duijst – Policy Advisor, Digitalization and Human Rights, Netherlands Institute for Human Rights (The Netherlands)

·       Nathalie Schlenzka – Senior Policy Officer, Federal Anti – Discrimination Agency (FADA) (Germany)

·       Marcella Daye – Senior Policy Advisor – Policy, Research, and International Division, Canadian Human Rights Commission (Canada)

It will be chaired by Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)