Ethics, law and human rights (WP6)

The primary objective of the workpackage is to provide the documentary and analytic foundation for on-going research on the dependencies between societal security and ethical values, in particular in comparison with values implicit in ‘hard’ security measures. This primary objective will be reached through the following secondary objectives:

  1. To analyse the overall function of human values in the notion of societal security and compare this to the value assumptions implicit in industrial security measures
  2. To analyse the implicit value assumptions in the deployment of biometric technologies and the legal and rights issues these raise
  3. To analyse the implicit value assumptions in the formulation of normative ethical claims about dealing with violent extremism in conjunction with legal and ethical challenges that arise with some anti-terrorism strategies
  4. To analyse and critique current implicit value assumptions in practices of security preparedness in conjunctions with basic principles of human rights.
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D6.5 Approval of national data protection authorities for T6.1 (PRIO – M15)
D6.6 Approval of national data protection authorities for T6.3 (PRIO – M33)
D6.2 Report on societal ethics and biometric technologies (PRIO – M36)
D6.3 Report on ethical and legal parameters for dealing with extremism (PRIO – M48)
D6.4 Analysis report on norms and ethics in security preparedness (PRIO – M55)
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