Human Rights

Governance

  • What is an ideal government system? Is democracy the best form of governance?
  • How do we define the fundamentals of good governance?
  • What are the best practices on e-governance from around the world?
  • How can the international community support nations engaged in implementing decentralization reforms?
  • What are the major governance issues that fragile and conflict affected states face?
  • How can we leverage technology to curb corruption?

Special Groups Rights (Migrants/Refugees, LGBTIQ, Diff)

  • Universal human rights or is there merit in cultural relativism?
  • Why do some groups require special human rights?
  • In a world with divided societal norms and attitudes towards LGBTIQ people, how do we ensure safety and security of this group?
  • Can ensuring migrant workers’ labor protection curb human trafficking?

Justice

  • Can ensuring migrant workers’ labor protection curb human trafficking?
  • How can we hold governments accountable for war crime?
  • What are best practices in demobilization, rehabilitation and reintegration of child soldiers?
  • Addressing gender pay gap “Equal pay for equal work”—how do we define equal work?
  • How can we bridge the digital gender gap? What are some of the best practices that can be implemented?
  • Addressing gender pay gap “Equal pay for equal work”—how do we define equal work?
  • Women carry out at least two and a half times more unpaid household care work than men.
  • How can we ensure that unpaid work is included in GDP?
  • What policy reforms should the governments implement to promote sharing of domestic and care work between men and women?
  • How can we create more jobs in the care economy?
  • Why is gender equality a concern for men?
  • Do we have standardized mechanisms to ensure gender mainstreaming in businesses to help them advance gender equality?
  • What are the problems faced by a child working as bonded labour?
  • How can we promote the welfare of women and children?

Human Rights