The non-binding document to combat the use of new technologies for terrorist purposes, known as the Delhi Declaration, was announced Saturday in India after a series of panel discussions attended by member states, UN officials and civil society representatives. was adopted in the capital of Organizations, the private sector, researchers.
This statement intends to outline major worries regarding the misuse of crowdfunding, social media platforms, and drones while also establishing rules to help deal with the problem’s expansion.
David Sharia of the Counter-Terrorism Executive Committee stated that “The Delhi Declaration establishes the platform for moving forward.” “She spoke about the value of human rights, public-private partnerships, and civil society engagement and how we can collaborate to meet this challenge, and she presented the CTED [Secretariat of the Commission] with a set of guiding principles. to come out with all partners out of intense reflection.
The texts and debates placed a major emphasis on respecting human rights. António Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, stressed that “real actions to eliminate these vulnerabilities while promising to preserve all human rights in the digital sphere” are required.
The head of the digital technology team at the Human Rights Office, Scott Campbell, echoed the Secretary-General in saying that “respecting rights when combatting terrorism is important to ensuring sustainable and effective actions to preserve our security.”
Mr. Guterres noted in a video message that achieving human rights required effective multilateralism and international cooperation, with solutions rooted in the principles and commitments of the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In addition to breaking the law, approaches that cross these crucial lines harm the community, networks, and trust that are necessary for effective prevention and response, the official claimed.
Mr. Campbell maintained that international law and human rights offer a variety of solutions to the problem, pointing out that it is the responsibility of the Member States to defend the security of their citizens and to make sure that their actions do not infringe upon the rights of anyone.