Human Rights as Ethical Minimal Standard for Peace in the Digital Age

8 June 2022

Date: June 8, 2022, 11.00 – 12:30 CET, online 


Peace, security, and the promotion of human rights are deeply interlinked and mutually reinforcing. The digital transformation has created both new opportunities, as well as new risks for peace and human rights at the level of the individual, societies, and nations. This calls for global governance strategies to promote the opportunities of digital technologies, including AI, while at the same time addressing risks. Universal human rights norms are an important point of reference that could serve as a minimal ethical standard to guide policy makers in the formulation of global governance strategies to promote peace in the digital age. The panelists will discuss whether this is realistic, and how we could possibly reach a common understanding of how human rights are to be interpreted, properly implemented, and enforced, if necessary, and by whom, in today’s interconnected and digitalized world.


  • Alexandre Fasel | Swiss Special Representative for Science Diplomacy
  • Anriette Esterhuysen | Former Chair of the Internet Governance Forum’s Multistakeholder Advisory Group and Senior Advisor to the Association for Progressive Communications
  • Anne Gloor | Director of NexusVesting
  • Peter Kirchschlaeger | Director of the Institute of Social Ethics ISE, University of Lucerne


  • Evelyne Tauchnitz | Senior Researcher, Institute of Social Ethics, University of Lucerne

To get the link to the session please register at this link: https://www.eui.eu/events?id=550940


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