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Friday, May 17 • 11:00 - 12:15
Digital Opportunities for Assembly and Association: A preview of the UNSR’s Report to the Human Rights Council

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Co-organizer: Mandate of the United Nations Special Rapporteur (UNSR) on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association; International Center for Not-For-Profit Law (ICNL)

Session in Brief: The session will feature a preview of UNSR Clement Voule’s upcoming report to the Human Rights Council, which will address the protection and promotion of the freedoms of peaceful assembly and association in the digital era.

The report, to be presented at the Human Rights Council at its 41st session, will look at both the opportunities and threats specific to the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association in the digital era and offer recommendations and practical guidance on how to ensure an enabling digital civic space.

The session will invite civil society actors to discuss the preliminary findings of SR Clement Voule’s report and share strategic ideas on how to move forward and support its implementation.  

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Alex Warofka

Product Policy Manager, Human Rights and Freedom of Expression, Facebook
Alex Warofka works at the intersection of human rights and technology, with a focus on content regulation, transparency, and the role of social media in conflict. He is currently Product Policy Manager for Human Rights at Facebook, and represents Facebook on the board of the Global... Read More →
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Douglas Rutzen

President and CEO, International Center For Not-For-Profit Law
Doug Rutzen is President and CEO of ICNL, where he has worked for the past 20 years. Doug is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown law school, and he serves on the Community of Democracies’ Working Group on Enabling and Protecting Civil Society. Under Doug’s leadership, ICNL... Read More →
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Julie Owono

Executive Director, Internet Sans Frontieres
I work at the intersection of Tech, Human Rights, Business.I am a lawyer, and the Executive Director of Internet Without Borders, an organisation defending digital rights, and an open Internet for all.

Clément Voule

Special Rapporteur on Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association, United Nations

Renata Avila

Executive Director,, Smart Citizenship Foundation

Friday May 17, 2019 11:00 - 12:15 CEST

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