March 27, 2020
The Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania will host an invitation-only workshop on the responsibilities of ICT companies to respect human rights and prevent ICT being used in connection with the most serious human rights violations or atrocity crimes; genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. This event will bring together an exclusive group of leading internet companies, academics, civil society groups, humanitarian personnel, and international criminal justice practitioners. This is the first workshop of a series of four over the course of the next two years and signifies the launch of a Working Group for Standards for ICT in Conflict Zones. The objective of this two-year process is to develop industry standards for ICT in conflict zones by taking stock of past experiences on a recurring basis and identifying pathways forward.