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Created On Friday, 09 May 2014 18:34
  • Organization
    Council of Europe
  • Open Forum Title
    Your Internet, Our Aim: Guide Internet Users to Their Human Rights!
  • Description
    Human rights and fundamental freedoms apply equally offline and online. This principle has been clearly stated by the UN Human Rights Council, has been reiterated by the NETmundial Multistakeholder Statement and has been enshrined in the Recommendation on a Guide on Human Rights for Internet Users by Council of Europe Committee of Ministers.

    The Council of Europe Guide is based on the European Convention on Human Rights as well as on other Council of Europe instruments defining an enabling environment for the full enjoyment of human rights. Nonetheless, the utilisation of the Guide should not be limited to the European continent but rather used to foster human rights’ protection and promotion at the global level.

    “This guide is a tool for you, the Internet user, to learn about your human rights online, their possible limitations, and available remedies for such limitations.”

    The Guide targets the entire stakeholder spectrum and this Open Forum aims to ignite discussion with regard to the role and future implementation of the Guide. You will have the possibility to join the discussion and take an active role in shaping the future of Human Rights protection online.
  • Speakers
    Keynote Speech:

    Jan Kleijssen, Director, Information Society and Action against Crime, Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law, Council of Europe

    Maja Rakovic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia [confirmed]
    Marco Pancini, Google [confirmed]
    Tanel Tang, Permanent Representation of Estonia to the Council of Europe [confirmed]
    Brett Solomon, ACCESS [confirmed]
    Francisco Vera Hott, Derechos Digitales [confirmed]

    Marianne Franklin, Goldsmith (University of London)
    Ms Rikke Frank Jørgensen, Danish Institute for Human Rights

    Robert Bodle, co-chair of the IRP coalition [confirmed]

    Remote moderator: Lee HIbbard, Council of Europe
  • Background paper
    Filename: Guide_to_Human_Rights_for_Internet_Users_Concept_FOC_31_March_2014_LH.docx.doc