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Friday, December 10 / 16:00 - 17:30 UTC

Session 165
IUSSP Panel Session: Emerging Ethics and Human Rights Issues in the Digitization of Population Register Systems

Chair: Sofia Gruskin, University of Southern California
Chair: Romesh Silva, United Nations Population Fund
Discussant: Philp Alston, Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, New York University
Discussant: Ellen Percy Kraly, Colgate University

1. After Race, Tribe and Caste: Repairing Population Registration Systems in the Aftermath of EmpireKeith Breckenridge, University of Witwatersrand.

2. Emerging Challenges for Individual Privacy, Basic Rights and Social Welfare of India’s Unique ID System and National Population RegisterUsha Ramanathan, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, India.

3. Digitization of Uganda’s National ID System: Inclusive Social Protection or Arbitrary Exclusion during the COVID-19 PandemicSalima Namusobya, Initiative for Social and Economic Rights, Uganda; Brian Kiira, Initiative for Social and Economic Rights, Uganda.

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