Lunchtime Seminar: 'Smartening Protection of Human Rights: The Role of AI Technologies in Maritime Migration'

Jan 17 2023 Posted: 13:07 GMT

The Irish Centre for Human Rights continues its lunchtime seminar series with a seminar on 'Smartening Protection of Human Rights: The Role of AI Technologies in Maritime Migration' by Dr Aphrodite Papachristodoulou of the Irish Centre for Human Rights. Dr  Papachristodoulou joined the Centre in November 2022, on a 2 year NUI post-doctoral fellowship in the humanities. She is working on the topic of AI, Border technologies and Migrants at Sea.

The seminar takes place at 1pm, Tuesday, 24th January 2023, in the Seminar Room, Irish Centre for Human Rights. All are welcome to attend.

Dr Aphrodite Papachristodoulou holds an NUI Post-doctoral fellowship in the Humanities, based at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law, University of Galway. Dr Papachristodoulou holds a PhD in Law from University College Dublin, awarded with the generous support from the NUI E J Phelan Fellowship in International Law and from the A.G. Leventis Foundation scholarship. She also holds a Master of Laws in Maritime Law from University College London, awarded with distinction, and an LLB from University of Southampton. Dr Papachristodoulou is a licensed lawyer having been called to the Cyprus Bar in 2016. Her principal research topics include the extraterritorial application of human rights, border technologies, and migration by sea as well as philosophical and ethical underpinnings of AI. Dr Papachristodoulou is writing a monograph based on her PhD thesis entitled ‘European Migration Crisis and the Protection of Human Life at Sea’. She has published various peer-reviewed articles, including her most recent paper in 2022 in the Leiden Journal of International Law, and has several publications in progress, in particular, on the intersection between technologies of control used at sea borders and the human rights of migrants.