What do these tight deadlines and the algorithmically-supported decision-making structure with private moderators as quasi-judges tell us about the challenges human rights law is facing: established conceptually after WWII, is it still capable of securing human rights in the digital constellation?
Two speakers, human rights expert Martin Scheinin, the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and terrorism, and Matthias C. Kettemann, rapporteur for the 2018 Council of EuropeRecommendation on the roles and responsibilities of internet intermediaries, will talk about protecting human rights in times of digitality – by private actors, aided by AI and under tight time constraints.
The talk will last for 60 minutes – the same 60 minutes that platforms might will have to delete content that promotes terrorism. Will it be enough?
Martin Scheinin (@MartinScheinin) is Professor of International Law and Human Rights at th EUI Florence and one of the most eminent human rights experts in the world. He was a member oft he United Nations Human Rights Committee, the treaty body acting under the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and, from 2005 to 2011, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. Currently he is a member of the Scientific Committee of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency.