Technology and Human Rights Researcher / Adviser

Amnesty-InternationalAmnesty International (AI) is recruiting for an exciting new role working on the intersection of technology and human rights, focusing on digital communications technologies. The post-holder will conduct thorough investigations into human rights abuses related to freedom of expression online, digital surveillance and related human rights issues, and undertake advocacy to advance the protection of human rights in the context of technology.

As a specialist researcher in this emerging area of human rights, you will carry out in-depth investigations that will bring government and corporations to account for involvement in human rights abuses. Focusing largely on digital communications technologies, that means researching key issues like freedom of expression online, unlawful communications surveillance practices, online censorship and access to the Internet. Whether you’re carrying out desk-based research or conducting in-country fact-finding, you will be contributing to advancing the debate on the role of human rights in relation to internet governance, unlawful surveillance practices and corporate transparency and accountability by using an evidence based approach.
You will be able to analyse and document key findings in light of international human rights standards and collate your research into comprehensive and influential reports recommending legal and political change relevant to this subject area. Capitalizing on your astute understanding and awareness of technology & human rights, you’ll advise people right across the Amnesty International movement. You’ll also be involved taking forward relevant lobbying and advocacy strategies, so you can expect to have a big impact on our strategic direction.

Directorate: Research

Location: London
Type: Fixed Term Contract
Duration: 1 year
Working Hours: 35
Salary: £43,812
Closing Date: 23 October 2014

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