Human Rights and Algorithms in Decision-Making


Wed, 15/05/2019 - 10:00 to 16:00


The Royal Institute of British Architects, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD

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The workshop will address the human rights implications of the use of algorithms in decision-making, discuss the case for a right to human decision-making and consider if and when a fully automated decision would be permissible or even desirable.

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09:30-10:00 Registration

10:00-10:15 – Introduction
Lorna McGregor
, University of Essex
Yuval Shany, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

10:15-11:15 Session 1: Frameworks for Accountability

Lorna McGregor, University of Essex International Human Rights Law as a Framework for Algorithmic Accountability 

11:15-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:45 Session 2: Issues in Criminal Justice
Dafna Dror
, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Dehumanization of Judicial Decision-Making
Alon Harel, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem  Machine-Governed Systems: Implications for Criminal Law

12:45-13:30 – Lunch

13:30-14:30 Session 3: Human Agency and Democracy
Helmut Aust
, Freie Universität Berlin Undermining Human Agency and Democratic Infrastructures

14:30-14:45 – Coffee break

14:45-15:45 Session 4: Broad Application for Other Contexts
This session will pull together the specific contexts raised in earlier sessions, and discuss whether the conclusions can be generalised and applied more widely

15:45-16:00 – Closing Remarks
Summary of key takeaways and identification of next steps


Reading Materials