Monday, December 9, 2013

FREE Teleconference - Protecting Human Rights: Are Drones the New Sheriff in Town?

Protecting Human Rights: Are Drones the New Sheriff in Town?

A FREE non-CLE teleconference proudly presented by

ABA Section of International Law
International Human Rights Committee

Co-sponsored by
ABA Section of International Law
ABA International Criminal Law Committee

Thursday, December 12, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM US EST

By teleconference only

The U.S. Drone program has been the subject of much debate. Join our experts in a riveting assessment of whether Unmanned Arial Vehicles ("UAVs" or "Drones") have the potential to protect and promote human rights? Surveillance drones have raised privacy concerns; but what if they are used to document and monitor abuse in dangerous crisis zones or remote locations unreachable by monitors? Our experts will discuss various non-military uses for Drones, the rapid advance of technology, the possible benefits of Drones to the human rights cause, and the legal framework implicated.


Theresa Harris, Senior Program Associate, AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program


Mary “Missy” Cumming, Visiting Professor, MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics

Amie Stepanovich, Director, EPIC Domestic Surveillance Project

Christopher Tuckwood, Executive Director and Co-Founder Sentinel Project

*Registration for this program is complimentary through our website*

740 15th Street, NW • Washington, DC 20005 • 202-662-1660 -

1 comment:

  1. Do property owners own the air above their property? Can drones be litigated on this basis?