The ‘Right On’ initiative emerged out of the interest to provide an agile response to changes brought about by the Coronavirus outbreak.The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many aspects of our lives, including the global conversation on human rights which is very much needed, in particular at a time when many fundamental human rights and freedoms are being challenged by emergency measures enacted in response to the virus outbreak.
That said, ‘Right On’ will provide wider insights on human rights developments, going beyond the current crisis situation. The initiative aims to gather experts from international organisations, civil society, and academia to discuss these global challenges in a series of web chats, and identify new paths of dealing with the question of human rights in a digital context.
The initiative is led by the Universal Rights Group (URG), the Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN, the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the UN in Geneva, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Geneva Human Rights Platform (GHRP), the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, the Essex Human Rights Centre, and the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP).
We invite you to join our experts every Wednesday for a web chat on human rights issues at 13 UTC (15 CEST) and share your ideas in the discussion.