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Leiden University – GTGC Lunch Seminar: Human Rights for Governing Digital Platforms

9 October @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Our member, Leiden University’s research program Global Transformations and Governance Challenges are hosting a research presentation. On Monday 9 October 2023 from 12:00-13:00 in room 4.78, Jelena Belic, Matthew Canfield, Rachel Griffin, Henning Lahmann, and Barrie Sander will present their research on ‘The Promise and Perils of Human Rights for Governing Digital Platforms’. 

Recent decades have witnessed the emergence of digital platforms as the “core organisational form” of informational capitalism. While platformisation is facilitating greater interconnection between actors around the world, many perceive it as threatening core social and democratic values.  In response, policymakers, civil society organisations, and academics have begun to frame platform governance through the framework of human rights. Yet while it offers a salient language of social justice, it is unclear whether it is legally and conceptually adequate to address the issue.