Rights Group Launches a Warning Ahead of Dubai Expo 2020
The Business and Human Rights Resource Center called on tech companies expected to participate in Dubai's Expo 2020 in October, to put human rights on the agenda.
As policymakers, security experts, businesses and other stakeholders are gathered at the Intersec Future Security Summit in Dubai to discuss 'Disrupting Technologies and Integrating Physical and Digital Security', the statement notes that human rights considerations are conspicuously absent from the event's agenda.
"This is despite the UAE's troubling record of abusing technology to launch attacks on human rights defenders and other critics of the government."
The statement warned that a significant part of the event is dedicated to discussing security preparedness for Expo 2020, the six-month international fair set to begin in October 2020 and expected to bring some 25 million visitors to the emirate.