The Hague Hacks aims to connect the worlds of technology, justice and peace whilst creating opportunities and building partnerships. There is a strong relationship between technological development and the extent to which governments, elites and private parties are able to exercise power over their subordinates and opponents. Technology enables them to control, suppress or even destroy. The revelations of Edward Snowden have made the world aware of how much our own Western governments are out to control their own citizens. This year the Netherlands, the Dutch Parliament also passed legislation that allows security services to use the most advanced technology to store, research and listen in to people’s private data and communications.
This year we will focus on seven conflict ereas each with their own specific problems and needs: Burundi, Turkey, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Syria, Sudan and Pakistan. Check the website to read more about the topics.
09:30 Meet & Coffee
10:00 Festival Opening
10:30 Human Rights Defenders’ Challenges (1st Panel and Presentations)
11:30 Human Rights Defenders’ Challenges (2nd Panel and Presentations)
13:30 Discovery Workshops (1st Session)
15:45 Discovery Workshops (2nd Session)
16:45 Plenary Presentations (3-minutes each)
17:00 Human Rights Defenders’ Panel and Discussions
17:30 Festival Send-Off