Ethics & Human Rights

JustPeace Labs’ Ethics & Human Rights program aims to advance peace and human rights protections through responsible and ethical technology. We engage in advocacy, awareness raising and coalition-building. Our tools and strategy services provide guidance on grounding technology projects in targeted and measurable ethical frameworks. Our work focuses in particular on technology in high-risk or post-conflict settings.

Practical tools for how to use technology ethically in high-risk settings.


Ethical Guidelines

Our Ethical Guidelines for PeaceTech help organizations working in high-risk or post-conflict settings ensure their use of technology is ethical and protects human rights.

The Guidelines are available here:

We are developing a suite of tools and guidelines that civil society organizations can turn to when planning and executing programs involving technology, that private corporations can utilize when operating in complex contexts, and that funders and investors can turn to when deciding how to support technology. It will include:

  1. Ethical Guidelines for PeaceTech
  2. Ethical ICT Business Practices for Complex Markets
  3. Ethical Guidelines for Funders and Investor

Developing ethical & conflict sensitive standards for tech companies doing business in high-risk settings.


Technology in Conflict

How can ICT companies operate in complex markets without contributing to violent conflict?

It’s not easy to get it right.

We believe it is vital to sit down with corporations, NGOs, academics and other stakeholders to devise a set of conflict-sensitivity protocols for ICT companies doing business in high-risk settings.

Through strategic outreach, awareness raising and stakeholder analysis, we are laying the groundwork for launching a technology in conflict multi-stakeholder initiative in early 2020.

Our Conflict Sensitivity for the Tech Industry guide is a useful primer for companies, civil-society and donors.

Strategic research, practical guidance.


Strategy & Advice

We provide strategic research and analysis to diverse stakeholders who use, provide or interact with technology in high risk settings. 

Let us help you design a bespoke code of ethics and responsible technology strategy. We focus on practical, measurable guidelines that can help your organization put responsible technology concepts into practice.

We also support civil society in devising systemic approaches to engaging with responsible technology.