Thematic Deep-Dive: Human rights online

8 May 2023, 15:00h - 23:00h

Guiding questions:

  1. Digital technologies can greatly contribute to the protection of human rights. However, digital surveillance, censorship, algorithmic bias, online harassment, and other forms of abuse can suppress or violate human rights. How can women and girls, children, and persons in vulnerable situations such as persons with disabilities or persons belonging to linguistic minorities be supported in exercising their human rights online?
  2. What are the gaps in terms of existing mechanisms for protection and promotion of human rights in the digital domain? How can accountability of digital platforms – public and private – be strengthened?
  3. How can international organizations, Member States and other stakeholders work together to ensure human rights offline are protected online?