Mapping and Monitoring Human Rights

Mapping and Monitoring Human Rights

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Mapping and Monitoring Human Rights

From the chemical attacks in Syria to the mass graves in Bosnia, there continues to be a great need for systematic methods for mapping and monitoring human rights violations that continue to take place on a daily basis around the world. This event shares the latest thinking and a variety of approaches being used by human rights academics and practitioners.

This event promotes a public discussion of developments in the use of data, web resources and social media for monitoring and mapping human rights protection around the world.

The event is part of an ESRC-funded project ‘Extending the Human Rights Atlas’ led by the University of Essex in partnership with Thomson Reuters Foundation, The Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex, The Mackman Group, and the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences –Mexico (FLACSO-Mexico).

The event features presentations and discussion from academics, NGOs, practitioners, journalists and social media experts working on different approaches to mapping and monitoring human rights.

Human Rights Atlas

10:30 – 11:00  

Registration and Coffee

 

11:00 -11:30

Welcome and Introduction

Professor Todd Landman (Executive Dean Social Sciences), Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

Dr Andrew Fagan, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

Representative from the ESRC (TBC)

Special Address

Monique Villa, CEO, Thomson Reuters Foundation

CLICK HERE for her TEDx Parliament Talk on Human Rights

11:30 – 12:30

The Demand for Human Rights Monitoring and Mapping

Professor Todd Landman, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

Amy Cretishaw, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (TBC)

Lorna McGregor, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex (confirmd)

Meghna Abraham, Amnesty International (confirmed)

Mark Lattimer, Minority Rights Group International (confirmed)

Ken Banks, Kiwanja.net (confirmed)

12:30 – 12:45

Coffee

 

12:45- 13:30

The Human Rights Atlas

Professor Todd Landman, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

Dr Andrew Fagan, Human Rights Centre, University of Essex

Hannah Marshallsay, The Mackman Group

Karina Ansolabehere, FLACSO-Mexico

13:45 – 15:30

Human Rights and New Technologies

Jonathan Crook, Cyberalpha (confirmed)

Laura Walker Hudson, Frontline SMS (TBC)

Representative from Maplecroft (confirmed)

Tim Large, Thomson Reuters Foundation (TBC)

15:30 – 16:00

Wrap up and final discussion

Todd Landman, University of Essex

Andrew Fagan, University of Essex

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For Booking:

Mapping and Monitoring Human Rights

Note: the deadline for acquiring tickets is 6 November 2013.

All participants will be required to pick up their name badge at the Thomson Reuters building on arrival and to bring electronic confirmation of booking.