Discrimination and Equality

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Discrimination and Equality

What are the State and private sector responsibilities in ensuring that no groups are left behind in their right to enjoy human rights online and through digital technologies? How should States and companies ensure that digital technologies do not have a discriminatory impact on particular groups?  How should States ensure that digital technologies do not aggravate existing inequalities? What are some of the measures that should be put in place to eliminate existing digital divides, based on age, gender, disabilities, socio-economic status, and place of residence?

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Civic Space and Content Governance; Privacy, Data and Surveillance; Discrimination and Equality; SDGs and Digital Divide

Working Group

Girls' and young women's activism

Report of the Working Group on discrimination against women and girls

2022

Civic Space and Content Governance; Privacy, Data and Surveillance; Discrimination and Equality; SDGs and Digital Divide; Business and Private Sector; Security - Counter-Terrorism

Human Rights Council

Internet shutdowns: trends, causes, legal implications and impacts on a range of human rights

Report presented at the 50th session of HRC that provides an overview of trends in Internet shutdowns. It contains an analysis of their causes and the legal implications and the impact on human rights thereof, the roles of companies, the existing efforts to promote Internet connectivity and provide development aid, and the relevance of such efforts for detecting, preventing and responding to shutdowns, as well as a set of recommended measures for ending shutdowns and minimizing their impact.

2022

Artificial Intelligence; Privacy, Data, and Surveillance; Discrimination and Equality

Human Rights Council

Use of artificial intelligence (AI) on the enjoyment of the right to privacy and associated rights

Report the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights presented to the 48th session of Human Rights Council

2021

Civic Space and Content Governance; Discrimination and Equality; SDGs and Digital Divide

Human Rights Council

Impact of the COVID-10 pandemic on the realization of the equal enjoyment of the right to education by every girl

Report presented at the 50th session of Human Rights Council

2022

Discrimination and Equality

Special Rapporteurs

Racial and Xenophobic discrimination and the use of digital technologies in border and immigration enforcement

Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, presented to the 48th session of Human Rights Council

2021

Privacy, Data and Surveillance; Discrimination and Equality; SDGs and Digital Divide

Human Rights Council

Statistics and data collection under Article 31 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Report presented to the 49th session of the Human Rights Council providing an overview of State obligations under article 31 of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to collect and maintain data for the purpose of developing evidence-based policies aimed at realizing the rights set out in the Convention.

2021

Privacy, Data and Surveillance; Discrimination and Equality; SDGs and Digital Divide

Special Rapporteurs

Impact of the digitalization of education on the right to education

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Koumbou Boly Barry, in which she addresses the risks and opportunities of the digitalization of education and their impact on the right to education.

2022

Artificial Intelligence; Discrimination and Equality; SDGs and Digital Divide

Special Rapporteurs

Artificial Intelligence and the rights of persons with disabilities

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Gerard Quinn.

2021

Privacy, Data, and Surveillance; Artificial Intelligence; Discrimination and equality;
Business - Private Sector

Special Rapporteurs

Report on the Freedom of Thought

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed

2021