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CNDH participates in the international seminar on human rights and digital challenges

Mrs. Amina Bouayach, President of the National Human Rights Council (CNDH) took part, on 16 March 2019 in Rabat, Morocco, in the opening session of the international seminar on “Human rights and digital challenges” which was organized by the Islamic world Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) and the Moroccan Ministry of State for Human Rights and the Relations with Parliament.

In her statement, CNDH Chairperson stressed that the Internet had become a human right. Accessing online social platforms had become one of the tools to enjoy these rights. The question of using these platforms and encouraging them to become a “public service” is at the heart of international human rights debates. It is an indicator to measure the extent of ensuring freedoms, she added.

Mrs. Bouayach shed light on the importance of developing critical thinking among the emerging generation, promoting media education, and reinforcing capacities to deconstruct speeches/discourses and their new forms to immune individuals and society from the dangers of digital space.

This international seminar aims to expand the framework of partnership related to protecting human rights in the digital space, to start dialogue and share experiences among stakeholders, as well as to contribute to developing member states' mechanisms in the field of protecting human rights in the digital space.

It is part of the completion of the process related to uniting efforts and building partnerships to elaborate legal systems that frame the use of modern technology and face the challenges related to the rights of individuals imposed by the digital world.

Mr. Mustapha Ramid, Minister of State in charge of Human rights, Mr. Mohamed Abdennnabaoui, Head of Public Prosecution and national and international experts took part in this event.