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The Internet Bill of Rights and Framework of Principles for the Internet Dynamic Coalitions merged in December 2008 to form the Internet Rights and Principles (IRP) Dynamic Coalition.  Please visit the IRP page: http://www.intgovforum.org/cms/dynamic-coalitions/72-ibr

The objective of the dynamic coalition on 'Framework of Principles for the Internet’ is to understand, influence and contribute to the processes of making international laws, conventions, treaties etc., in the area of Internet Governance – both of the soft law and hard law varieties – incorporating the multi-stakeholder principle. For this purpose, the coalition will explore the possibility of civil society taking the lead in collaboratively developing some overall normative principles for the Internet which can underpin such international processes, and/or themselves be adopted through a framework convention kind of a process.

About the Workshop
The present workshop will map out the objectives and work-methods of the dynamic coalition, apart from taking on a substantive agenda of exploring what kind of frameworks and principles will be suitable for guiding the global public policy for the Internet. It will also seek to address the possibility of engaging with global Internet public policy processes including the WSIS mandated ‘enhanced cooperation’.


  • Carlos Afonso – Planning Director, Information Network for the Third Sector (RITS), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Erick Iriarte Ahon– Executive Director, Alfa Redi, Peru
  • Sylvia Caras – International Disability Caucus, Santa Cruz, CA, United States
  • Anita Gurumurthy – Executive Director, IT for Change, Bangalore, India
  • Ken Lohento – CIPACO Project, Panos Institute - West Africa
  • John Mathiason - Professor of International Relations , Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University, NY, United States. Also involved with the Internet Governance Project
  • Xiafeng Tao – Deputy Director, Department of Key Laboratory of Universal Wireless Communication (UWC), Ministry of Education, China


Present Members of the Dynamic Coalition


The dynamic coalition will meet to review and discuss its activities over the last year and plan for the year ahead.

Web site

A Web site is being set up to facilitate the dynamic coalition’s working.


For more information please contact Parminder Jeet Singh at
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