Director, Digital Welfare State and Human Rights Project

Christiaan van Veen is the Director of the Digital Welfare State and Human Rights Project at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law. He also serves as Special Advisor on new technologies and human rights to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights. Van Veen’s research currently focuses on the impact of digitalization in welfare states on human rights.

Christiaan has extensive experience in the field of international human rights law. He has undertaken numerous human rights fact-finding missions to countries around the world, including Chile, Romania, Mauritania, China, Saudi Arabia, the United States and the United Kingdom. He has worked on issues ranging from the human rights responsibilities of international organizations like the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations to the relationship between austerity, economic inequality and human rights.

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