Pretoria 2022

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, AHRI 2020 was moved to a virtual setting. You can find out more information on AHRI 2020 here.

The Pretoria 2020 conference was moved to September 2-3, 2022. The theme for the 2022 conference is ‘ Human Rights and Technology’. 

We have only highlighted a few issues that technological developments pose to human rights now and in the future. We invite anyone interested in these and related issues to send an abstract or panel proposal for consideration under the following tracks:

Track 1: Surveillance and vulnerability

Track 2 Survival and sustainability

Track 3: Democratic participation and accountability


The Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, hosted the AHRI 2022 conference. The conference was presented in hybrid format with many returning to in person attendance. There were many significant outcomes of the conference including a few highlights listed here. 


1. AHRI adopts the the Pretoria Declaration on Technology and Human Rights. Read it here.

2. The 2023 AHRI Connference dates have been announced. It will take place from September 7-9, 2023 at the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain. Check here, for more information soon. 

3. The AHRI 2024 Conference will be hosted by the University of Lund in Sweden. 

4. The AHRI Secretariat will move from The Global Justice Academy in Edinburgh, Scotland to the University of Pretoria in South Africa. 

programme with abstracts and bios