In the fourteenth episode of the podcast series, Florian Krejsa talked to Ms. Mona Koehler-Schindler, who is an Associate Human Rights Officer on Anti-Terrorism Issues at the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). Prior to joining ODIHR, she served as a member of NATO’s International Staff in Afghanistan and Belgium. From 2017 to 2019, she worked as a Political Advisor to the NATO Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan providing political assessments and supporting civil-military co-operation in the country. Previously, she also served at NATO HQ in Brussels in different capacities, including the Counter-Terrorism Section, the Science for Peace and Security Programme and the Strategic Analysis Capability Centre.
In this podcast, Ms. Koehler-Schindler discusses the human rights implications concerning the use of new technologies in border security, the accompanying challenges as well as the need for improved communication amongst all involved stakeholders.