LQF Human Rights Course

LQF’s Online Certificate Course on Human Rights in Public Policy

About LQF:

LexQuest Foundation is a non-partisan non-profit organization that takes evidence-based, equity-driven measures towards building a peaceful and stable collective future. With a belief in education’s powerful ability to cause profound change, our multifarious efforts primarily aim to safeguard and uphold the universal right to education. We work in close partnerships with educators, legislators, policymakers, and advocates to develop and establish just and resilient systems that facilitate better access to quality education for marginalized groups.

Our vision of a new social contract for education entails creating more conducive learning environments that benefit both students and teachers while promoting means of sustainable coexistence with the ecosystem. To that end, in securing social, economic, and environmental justice, our interdisciplinary and intersectional initiatives engage with grassroots-level problems in urban, semi-urban, and rural settings.

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Human Rights in the Digital Era

Legal scholar Dr Upendra Baxi recently opined that protecting human rights in the digital era is a complex challenge for governments everywhere and more so in the case of India. After reading through his article and getting to know about the report on ‘Disinformation and Freedom of Opinion and Expression’, which was recently submitted by UNHRC Special Rapporteur Irene Khan for discussion, we decided to explore the subject from a legal and policy perspective. Through our project on ‘Human Rights in the Digital Era’ we seek to highlight the intersectional difficulties in protecting and upholding human rights when the digital realm dominates the lives of all citizens.  (more…)