4 October 2022, 13:15-14:45
Register start 12 September 2022
Register end 4 October 2022
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This side event at the margins of the 51st session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) – co-organized by our Geneva Human Rights Platform, Access Now, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Costa Rica – will discuss areas of progress as well as critical gaps in the international affirmation and protection of human rights in the digital age.
The rise of authoritarianism and humanitarian crises continue to lay bare deep digital inequities across the globe. With disparities in connectivity, digital security, privacy, and freedom of expression and opinion impossible to ignore, it is more critical than ever to ensure that resolutions and initiatives within UN human rights mechanisms are fit for purpose in our digital age.
This year, the HRC celebrates a decade of work defining digital rights and applying the human rights framework to the online sphere. As humanitarian actors, development agencies, and private sector businesses seek guidance in navigating digital transformation – including to proliferation of new and emerging technologies –, the HRC can fill gaps in both normative understanding, legal guidance and concrete practice.
Panelists will notably:
A light lunch will be served from 12:45
This side event at the margins of the 51st session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council (HRC) – co-organized by our Geneva Human Rights Platform, Access Now, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Costa Rica – which discussed areas of progress as well as critical gaps in the international affirmation and protection of human rights in the digital age.
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UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
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