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Februar 2022

Digital Rights in Context

The Global Digital Human Rights Network (GDHRNet) of the HBI, the University of Tallinn and the Department of Legal Theory and Future of Law (University of Innsbruck) present a new monthly lecture series in which experts from all over the world discuss topics such as algorithmic governance, digital constitutionalism, deep-fake regulation and also the protection of children and platform workers. 

The "Highlights Lecture Series" presents current research by various participants on citizens, platforms and states in digital times. The event series is hosted and organized by Prof. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann and Dr. Mart Susi (University of Tallinn).


Tuesday, 4 May 2021 
EU Developments in Mass Surveillance: From Data Retention to Message Filtering
TJ McIntyre - University College Dublin

Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Private Regulation of Public Actors
Martin Fertmann and Matthias C. Kettemann - Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut

Tuesday, 1 June 2021
Digital Rights and Algorithms
Celia Fernández Aller - Technical University of Madrid

Tuesday, 29 June 2021
Mobility and Digital Human Rights
Nikolas Thomopoulos - University of Surrey

Tuesday, 27 July 2021
When Technology is the Excuse
Nuno M. Garcia - Instituto de Telecomunicaçoes Universidade da Beira Interior

Tuesday, 24 Aug 2021
“NoHate@WebStyria” Selected Results from Regional Research on Online Hate
Susanne Sackl-Sharif / Sonja Radkohl - FH JOANNEUM - University of Applied Sciences Graz & Gregor Fischer - University of Graz

Tuesday, 14 Sep 2021 | 10-11 UTC
Digital Constitutionalism
Giovanni De Gregorio - Oxford University

Tuesday, 28 Sep 2021  | 9-10 UTC
“Legality by Design” - The Example of Deep Fake Regulation
Gabor Polyak - Media and Communication Department Eötvös Loránd University

Tuesday, 19 Oct 2021 | 11:15-12:15 UTC
Citizen Expression and Manipulation of Information
Beatriz Peña-Acuña - University of Huelva

Tuesday, 16 Nov 2021 | 12:15-13:15 UTC
Children’s Rights in the Digital Environment
Eva Lievens - Law & Technology Ghent University

Tuesday, 1 Feb 2022 |  13-14 CET           
The Platform Economy and Human Rights
Janneke Gerards, Utrecht University
Valeria Filí and Federico Costantini - Department of Law, University of Udine

Tuesday, 22 Feb 2022  | 13-14 CET
Protection of Children's Rights and the Internet - International Standards and Self-Regulation
Marzena Barańska - Department of Management, Economics of Media and Advertising, Jagiellonian University in Krakow



Here you can find the full programme as a compact PDF for download.


Registration in advance is required to attend the lecture series. To register please use this form. The access data will be sent to you by e-mail before the start of the event.

Infos zur Veranstaltung


via Zoom

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann, LL.M. (Harvard)
Senior Researcher "Regulatory Structures and the Emergence of Rules in Online Spaces"

Prof. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann, LL.M. (Harvard)

Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
Rothenbaumchaussee 36
20148 Hamburg

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