In September 2022, UN leaders affirmed that “Human rights should be at the heart of tech governance”. High-level policy discussions over the next few years will represent a turning point in digital governance. Young people and civil society in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) must shape that discussion, or risk missing the opportunity to establish rights-based digital governance for the future.
The Digital Health and Rights Project Consortium brings together youth leaders with university researchers, human rights lawyers and civil society activists. This panel discussion between members of the Consortium will explore ways to promote human rights of diverse young people in the use of data and digital technologies. Specifically, the panel will share their experiences and reflect on different case studies to show how human rights laws should and can apply to data and digital technologies.