Chinese and foreign scholars discuss the protection of human rights in the digital age

The fifth parallel session of the Forum on Global Human Rights Governance - "Human Rights Protection in the Digital Age" was held in Beijing on June 14th 2023. The parallel session was jointly organized by CASS Center for Human Rights Studies and the Institute of Human Rights of East China University of Political Science and Law and attended by experts, scholars and government officials from China, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Panama, Antigua and Barbuda and other countries.  



In a speech given at the parallel session, Professor Liu Huawen, deputy director of CASS Institute of International Law, executive director of CASS Center for Human Rights Studies and a member of the United Nations Committee against Torture, pointed out that it is of great significance to explore human rights on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action. Today, the human rights situation in the world has become more severe and unity and cooperation are needed more than ever before in global human rights governance. In the application of digital technology to the field of human rights, special attention should be paid to the principle of non-discrimination and more efforts need to be made to promote the equal enjoyment of rights and bridge the digital divide through the application of technology.  

Professor Dai Ruijun, a research fellow at CASS Institute of International Law and a council member of the China Society for Human Rights Studies, pointed out that, in the digital age, the protection of women's and girls' rights faces both opportunities and challenges. The concepts of human rights mainstreaming and gender mainstreaming should be implemented in digital governance to create an inclusive and non-discriminatory digital age.  

Professor Xie Zengyi, deputy director of CASS Institute of Law and deputy director of CASS Center for Human Rights Studies, presided over the first part of the parallel session.  


Source: China Social Sciences Network (