Embedding Human Rights in Digital Design

Event date
15 April 2024
Event time
09:00 - 18:00
Oxford week
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Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), 12th-floor Auditorium, Praia de Botafogo, 190, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Please see full list of speakers below

The Bonavero Institute of Human Rights at the University of Oxford in collaboration with the Center for Technology and Society at the Getulio Vargas Foundation and its Diversity & Inclusion Program, warmly extend the invitation to participate in this interdisciplinary conference focused on human rights and digital design.

The theme of the conference is to explore the existing and potential ways in which rules and norms deriving from human rights and human rights law can be incorporated into the design of digital systems. This theme is not limited to ideas and measures related to the design phase of digital technologies or proactive regulatory approaches, but also includes, for example, how human rights can form part of procedures of oversight and review, the roles of related institutions, the social effects of particular software or content moderation practices, or the risks of relying on technical mechanisms for enabling, enforcing, or restricting human rights.

Those interested in participating are welcome to join the speakers for a day of discussions.


Conference Programme



Registration and welcome coffee



Introduction: ‘The promise of human rights in an era of digitization’ (Richard Mackenzie-Gray Scott, University of Oxford)



Keynote: ‘The psychological economy of algorithms’ (Fernanda Bruno, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)



First Panel – Moderator: Richard Mackenzie-Gray Scott, University of Oxford

  • ‘Digital Constitutionalism Framework: Embedding Security and Human Rights in Digital Design' (Nicola Palladino, University of Salerno)
  • ‘Operationalizing Meta’s Best Interests of the Child Framework’ (Adam Bargroff, Meta)
  • ‘Companies in the digital ecosystem: From rule-setters to rule-takers’ (Inês Neves, University of Porto)






Second Panel – Moderator: Yasmin Curzi, Getulio Vargas Foundation

  • ‘Integrating the Right to an Effective Remedy in Digital Design Through Algorithmic Transparency’ (Lucas Costa dos Anjos, Sciences Po)
  • ‘Active inference, narratives, and the use of generative language models for information production’ (Renata Mielli and Anderson Vinicius Romanini, University of São Paulo)
  • ‘From epistemic reliability to democratic legitimacy: Should LLMs ever be used as substitutes for multi-voice groups?’ (Marcelo de Araujo, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro | José Luiz Nunes, Getulio Vargas Foundation | Guilherme de Almeida, Insper Institute of Education and Research)



Coffee Break



Third Panel – Moderator: Luca Belli, Getulio Vargas Foundation

  • ‘The proposal for an EU AI law and the protection of human rights in the context of immigration’ (Júlia Castro John, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas)
  • ‘“The problem is not just the algorithm”: Unpacking the use of facial recognition in security practices in Brazil and the (im)possibility to encode justice’ (Thallita Lima, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)
  • ‘Curbing dark patterns in the DSA: What next?’ (Marcela Mattiuzzo, Yale University)



Roundtable Discussion – Chair: Giullia Thomaz, Getulio Vargas Foundation



Closing remarks and thank you



Drinks reception


This event is supported by funding from the British Academy

(grant no. BAR00550-BA00.01)


Found within

Human Rights Law