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The Future of Human Rights Defenders: Opportunities and Risks of New Technologies

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2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
45 Independence Ave SW
Washington, D.C. 20515


  • Sen. Amy Klobuchar
  • Rep. Jim McGovern
  • Sen. Chris Coons
  • Peggy Hicks, Director of Thematic Engagement, UN Human Rights Office
  • Rana Ayyub, Investigative Journalist
  • Rafael Cabrera, Journalist
  • Alp Toker, Founder and Executive Director, Turkey Blocks

In honor of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the 20th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, the event examined the challenges currently faced by human rights defenders and discuss how new technologies can be used to avoid or mitigate threats and save lives.

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