While the digital age offers unique opportunities to strengthen human rights implementation and monitoring, it also poses unique challenges in ensuring that states and businesses respect and protect our rights in the digital space. We aim to contribute to current discussions, policy processes and standard-setting in Geneva and beyond by providing a space for the exchange of ideas to draw connections, ensure complementarity and avoid duplication.
The 2018 edition will notably focus on the protection of human rights in the digital age and will include a public conference by Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
In the framework of the Geneva Human Rights Platform, the Geneva Academy co-hosted with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights a consultation between the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Clément Voule, and delegates from civil society organizations and NGOs.
In the framework of the Geneva Human Rights Platform and its focus on human rights and freedoms in the digital age, the Geneva Academy hosted an informal consultation with the new United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association Clément Voule and civil society.