September 2020

Communicating human rights: How to win the global ‘battle of ideas’

2020-09-15T14:00:42+02:00September 14th, 2020|

The Right On initiative held a webinar titled ‘Communicating human rights: How to win the global “battle of ideas”’,  in order to discuss the more positive side of the international human rights system, and examine the role modern communication techniques and strategies can play in tackling human rights. 

June 2020

Summary: Access to information and the safety of journalists in times of crisis

2020-06-08T17:42:02+02:00June 8th, 2020|

In times when public authorities make decisions that affect public health, civil liberties, and people’s prosperity, respecting the public’s right to access information on these decisions is vital. 

May 2020

How to prevent COVID-19 becoming a humanitarian disaster in the context of conflict situations, refugee and IDP populations?

2020-05-22T17:18:50+02:00May 22nd, 2020|

Refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) are particularly vulnerable to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus because they can hardly comply with measures of confinement and social distancing, and have limited access to healthcare facilities.

From crisis to opportunity: How to build back better?

2020-06-15T16:17:36+02:00May 13th, 2020|

As the international community begins preparing post-pandemic recovery programmes, increasing emphasis is placed on the urgent need to ‘build back better’ and to draw lessons from the COVID-19 crisis for building a more just, equitable, green, and peaceful world. 

Contact Tracing and challenges to privacy

2020-05-07T19:28:59+02:00May 7th, 2020|

The RightOn webinar earlier this week brought together experts to discuss the use of technologies to facilitate contact tracing in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and asked whether such approaches represented a risk to the right to privacy. A diverse range of perspectives on human rights law – including those of civil [...]

April 2020

Democracy and rule of law in crisis?

2020-06-06T19:10:18+02:00April 24th, 2020|

While the question of democracy and the rule of law in crisis has been around for quite some time, the misuse of personal data, the surge in fake news, extensive surveillance, and human rights violations amid COVID-19 have all further undermined faith in the democratic process and the idea of equality before [...]

Inequality and discrimination during COVID-19

2020-04-16T16:17:34+02:00April 16th, 2020|

The Coronavirus outbreak has amplified existing inequalities and discrimination, making the battle of ‘leaving no one behind’ all the more difficult. On 15 April 2020, the Right On initiative held a web chat titled ‘Inequality and discrimination during COVID-19’. The discussants for the occasion were Mr Rui Macieira (Permanent Representative of Portugal, [...]

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