Global Digital Human Rights for 4IR Manama

Global Shapers have the opportunity and the responsibility to influence Human Rights in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The international human rights obligations of States in the 4IR age must be updated. The forthcoming "Great Reset" should be aimed at international cooperation on the creation of the Declaration on Global Digital Human Rights.

Rapid changes in people's lives (social relations) require continuous updating of the law that regulates it. This means that the digitalization (4IR) of all spheres of life and the digital risks arising from it (inequality, militarization, total control, and others) require adequate legal regulation. Since in today's world law is inextricably linked with human rights - digital human rights are the answer to the dark sides of digitalization. The global pandemic has significantly increased the speed at which digital technologies are being introduced. The new world of globalization 4.0 requires a rethinking of established norms and institutions.

We need to manage digital risks and create an innovative legal climate in order to give digitalization a human face and expand the ability of everyone to influence their lives and develop sustainably. To effectively implement the SDGs, we must digitize them, not only through the digitalization of businesses and nations but also through the prioritization and implementation of global digital human rights.


Our goals:

1.Education in the field of emerging new global digital human rights 4.0;

  1. Initiation of draft regulatory acts on the regulation of 4IR from the perspective of the implementation of "global digital human rights" at the global and domestic levels;

  2. Involvement of Global Shapers and the maximum number of stakeholders in the construction of human-oriented digitalization in the context of "The Great Reset"


We Global Shapers Manama, in collaboration with Global Shapers Moscow and other hubs, carry out systematic work to form digitalization based on human rights.

1. Theoretical and legal level - the concept was scientifically developed and tested (through reports at conferences and participation in scientific exchange, scientific publications). Study of the problem of consolidating digital human rights in our region

2. Regulatory level - contributing to the creation of the draft Declaration of Global Digital Human Rights and translation into national languages and for its further submission for discussion by WEF and UN (for subsequent development, adoption and implementation). The draft document has been translated into more than 5 languages

3. The educational level. Educational activities through the site and collaboration with other hubs and the Global Law Forum to promote new digital human rights in the context of WEF "The Great Reset" and 4IR. 

4. Level of advancement and civil society, the project has been integrated into Davos Lab  and is planned for the future. Conducting local surveys on the impact of digitalization on human rights.

Also, together with 50 hubs, a petition was created to appeal to the WEF and the UN to include the document of global digital human rights in the global agenda:

Our next steps:

Our immediate goal is to submit to the UN for consideration this draft Declaration of Global Digital Human Rights, which would become the basis for the development and implementation of the Declaration document at the global level with the participation of all countries (which is especially important in the context of the UN Agenda - Digital Cooperation; we would, together with the WEF and business support could suggest considering it as the next stage of its development). Then the adoption of the Convention (a generally binding document) and implementation at the level of individual countries in domestic legislation, in addition to attracting business in support of the so-called digitalization with a human face. On the basis of the supporting hubs, we could facilitate the rapid implementation of this document.