The use of digital technologies in the administration of justice has significantly increased over the recent years, a trend that has been further accelerated by COVID-19. Virtual courts, the use of algorithms and smart prisons have the potential to enhance efficiency and accessibility but may also carry adverse human rights impacts.
This event will provide an overview of this emerging field and an opportunity to discuss the human rights implications, including concerns around the right to a fair trial, due process, non-discrimination, and equality and equal protection before the law.
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H.E. Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Austria to the UN in Geneva
The state of digital technologies in the administration of justice
Valérie Lebaux, Chief of the Justice Section, UNODC
Digital technologies in prisons and human rights considerations
Tríona Lenihan, Policy and International Advocacy Manager, Penal Reform International
Virtual justice – technology and fair trial rights
Judge Radmila Dragičević-Dičić, Justice of the Supreme Court of Serbia, Vice President of ICJ
Algorithms and criminal justice
Sarah Chander, Senior Policy Advisor, European Digital Rights (EDRi)
Moderated by Peggy Hicks, Director, Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development, OHCHR
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