Cyber Challenges to International Human Rights - Day 1


Date: Monday, December 11, 2017

Location: Hebrew University of Jerusalem – Israel Institute for Advanced Studies (IIAS) of Jerusalem // Edmond J. Safra, Givat Ram Campus, Feldman Building, Room 130


8:15-8:45 Welcome and Coffee

8:45-9:00 Opening remarks (Watch Video)

9:00-10:00 Keynote:  Michael N. Schmitt, Exeter Law School - Grey Areas In the Law of Cyberspace (Watch Video)

10:00-10:15 Coffee Break

10:15-11:45 Web Access as a Human Right - Moderator: Tehilla Shwartz-Altshuler, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Watch Video)

  • Antal Berkes, University of Manchester, School of Law - The Territorial State’s Responsibility for the “Information Blockade” in Areas out of its Effective Control – Restoring “Internet Sovereignty”? (Abstract)
  • Deborah Housen-Couriel, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Blocking of Cyber-Enabled Communications by States: Ramifications for the Right to Freedom of Communication (Abstract) (Watch Video)
  • Ryan Shandler, University of Haifa - Internet Access as an Auxiliary Human Right (Abstract) (Watch Video)

11:45-12:00 Coffee Break

12:00-12:45 KeynoteAviv Zohar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - The Crypto Anarchist Manifesto (Abstract) (Watch Video)

12:45-13:45 Lunch Break

13:45-14:45 Keynote: Chinmayi Arun, National Law University Delhi - Artificial Intelligence, Algorithms and Speech: Setting Standards for the New World (Watch Video)

14:45-16:15 The state in an era of weaponized information - Moderator:  Noam Lubell, University of Essex

    16:15-16:30 Coffee Break

    16:30-18:00 Non-State Actors and freedom of expression - Moderator: Michal Lavi, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Watch Video)

    • Oleg Soldatov, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi - “Bloggers Law” and Online Freedom of Expression in Russia (Abstract) (Watch Video)
    • Tomer Shadmy, TEdmond J. Safra Center for Ethics & ICRC – Blavatnik Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center, Tel-Aviv University - Human Rights by Design: Do internet Giants Lock-in our Legal Imaginary (Abstract) (Watch Video)
    • Urbano Reviglio, University of Bologna - “Serendipity by Design”: Value Sensitive Design (VSD) Approach (Abstract) (Watch Video)

    18:15 Reception & Dinner 


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