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Defending Free Assembly in a Digital World: Conversation with UN Special Rapporteur Clément Voule

Feb 13 2019

On January 28, 2019, the Handa Center supported Stanford's Global Digital Policy Incubator (GDPi) in organizing a meeting with Clément Voule, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Assembly and Association. The meeting focused on the ways in which these rights are jeopardized around the world, how these threats can be addressed, and what role private companies should play in defending human rights. The event was also supported by the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley, the World Movement for Democracy, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

This is the full video from the event. Participants (in order of appearance):

- Eileen Donahoe, Executive Director, Global Digital Policy Incubator ●●● Opening remarks

- Clément Voule, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Assembly and Association ●●● Defending Free Assembly in the Digital World

- Jan Rydzak, Associate Director for Program, Global Digital Policy Incubator ●●● Network Shutdowns as a Threat to Free Assembly Online and Offline

- Megan Metzger, Associate Director for Research, Global Digital Policy Incubator ●●● Linking Free Assembly and Association with an Ecosystem of Human Rights