Workshop: Business, Human Rights, Technology and Transitional Justice
The workshop will focus on the intersection of Business, Human Rights, Technology and Transitional Justice. In the wake of the technological revolution, businesses are increasingly being held responsible for violations of human rights. This is a complex problem which requires a multi-disciplinary approach to address. This workshop will bring together experts from the fields of business, human rights, technology and transitional justice to explore the current challenges and possible solutions.
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The transformation of the global economy in the 21st century has been accompanied by the increased application of technology in business operations. This has had a tremendous impact on the way business is conducted and the ethical considerations regarding human rights. Technology has resulted in both positive and negative implications for human rights, which are closely linked to the concept of transitional justice. Transitional justice has become increasingly important in the business context as a way to ensure that human rights are protected in the face of technological advances. This workshop examines the impact of technology on business human rights, and the role of transitional justice in ensuring human rights are protected in the modern business context.
Today, technology has become integral to the business environment, and its impact on human rights has become a major issue. Technology can be used to both improve and impede the protection of human rights in the business context.
The implications of technology for business human rights have led to an increased focus on the concept of transitional justice. Transitional justice is a process of addressing violations of human rights that have occurred in the past by seeking accountability, truth, and reconciliation. It can be used to address the negative effects of technology on human rights by providing a mechanism for addressing violations and promoting a culture of respect for human rights.
The panel will feature experts from the fields of business, human rights, technology and transitional justice.
- Lisa Ko-En Hsin; Helsby Kroll Post-doctoral Fellow in Business and Human Rights
- Diana Dajer; Citizen Participation Manager at Corona Foundation (online)
- Isabel Ebert; Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Business Ethics, University of St. Gallen, and serves as a Strategic Adviser to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights B-Tech Project
- Jamie Shenk; Democracy Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School
- Sebastian Smart; Associate lecturer at Universidad Austral, Chile
- Professor Leigh A. Payne; Latin American Centre; Professor of Sociology
- Par Engstrom; Associate Professor of Human Rights at the Institute of the Americas, University College London
The primary objectives of the panel are:
- To explore the relationship between business, human rights and technology
- To examine the challenges posed by businesses’ responsibility for human rights
- To identify potential solutions to the challenges posed by business, human rights and technology
- To discuss the role of technology in transitional justice Format
The panel will feature four experts from the fields of business, human rights, technology and transitional justice. Each panelist will deliver a presentation on their particular area of expertise and then the panel will open for questions and discussion.
This panel will bring together experts from the fields of business, human rights, technology and transitional justice to explore the current challenges posed by business, human rights and technology, and to identify potential solutions. The panel will be an important contribution to the understanding of this complex issue and will be of great interest to academics, practitioners and policy makers.