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

How to Protect Human Rights in the Digital Era

Determining the Need

Need for the the Re-Conceptualization of Human Rights in the Digital Era

Explainer

Need for the the Re-Conceptualization of Human Rights in the Digital Era: An Explainer

Understanding Government Regulation

Proposed Regulation of OTT Platforms and Digital Content in India: Implications & the Way Ahead

Assessing the Status Quo

Privacy: The Laid Jurisprudence and Contemporary Challenges

Note: 

  1. Please click on the links above to access the varied aspects of the project.
  2. If you wish to work with us on this project, you can reach out to us at work.lexquest@gmail.com.
  3. To support our work through donations, you can reach out to us at +91-8448922751 or info.lexquest@gmail.com.