Keeping Score on Electronic Mass Surveillance: Methods & Human Rights Indicators

April 24, 2015, 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Furman Hall 604
245 Sullivan St.

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The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) and the Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ) invite you to join a conversation with Professor Martin Scheinin, Professor of International Law and Human Rights at European University Institute and former UN Special Rapporteur on counter-terrorism and human rights.  Professor Scheinin will discuss SURVEILLE (“Surveillance: Ethical Issues, Legal Limitations, and Efficiency”) —a cutting-edge and cross-disciplinary collaborative research project that assesses the costs and benefits of surveillance technologies and analyzes the legal and ethical issues raised by the use of those technologies for the prevention, investigation and prosecution of terrorism and other serious crime, including issues related to human rights.  Particular attention will be given to the methodology used to evaluate surveillance technologies and the implications of this work for the development of effective, human rights-compliant surveillance practices.

The discussion will be moderated by Professor Margaret Satterthwaite, Professor of Clinical Law; Faculty Director, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice; Faculty Director of the Robert L. Bernstein Institute for Human Rights; Director, Global Justice Clinic.  Professor Satterthwaite has written extensively on the human rights impacts of counter-terrorism measures as well as the design and impact of human rights indicators and metrics.

This intimate, seminar-style event is by registration only. If you would like to attend, please email angela.mew@nyu.edu with a brief description of your interest in the talk. Participants will be given a brief background reading to facilitate robust discussion.  Additional information about SURVEILLE is available at http://www.surveille.eu