Discrimination at the Border: Launch of New UN Report and the Migration and Technology Monitor

Technology is increasingly being used at the border. From drones to Big Data to algorithms, countries are turning to novel techniques to ‘manage’ migration. However, often these technological experiments do not consider the profound human rights ramifications and real impacts on human lives.

In this event, E. Tendayi Achiume, United Nations special rapporteur on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, discussed her report on racial and xenophobic discrimination, emerging digital technologies, and border and immigration enforcement and the launch of the Migration and Technology Monitor.

The event was hosted by Migration and Technology Monitor and co-hosted with Privacy International and the Promise Institute for Human Rights.

Professor Achiume is joined by:

Antonella Napolitano, Privacy International;
Konstantinos Kakavoulis, Homo Digitalis;
Kenya-Jade Pinto, filmmaker and photographer;
Daniel Howden, Lighthouse Reports.
Moderated by Petra Molnar, Refugee Law Lab and EDRi