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.
While exploring the legal and policy implications of the new-age reality for India, we will also break down the question of how the digital era protects and/or threatens our human rights.
Our work so far:
Awareness and Concept
Determining the Need
Understanding Government Regulation
Assessing the Status Quo