The IRPC at IGF 2016, Mexico

Whether you are in Mexico or participating remotely, please come and join us!

Wednesday 7 December, 10.45 – Workshop Room 10

The IRPC Meeting with Roundtable discussion co-organised by Amnesty International

When death threats go viral: defending human rights in the face of orchestrated harassment campaign on social media 


The panel will be covering issues such as cyber harassment and other emerging forms of censorship, focusing particularly on the very concerning trend in Mexico, which is also emerging in other countries around the world. The panel will discuss how online service providers, regulators and civil society can manage these threats to ensure the protection of human rights online.

Thursday 8 December

13.50 –  Lightning Session Area

Lightning Session: Human Rights online – What has Internet Governance got to do with Refugees?


A 20-minute flash panel discussing strategies to foster inclusion, in line with IGF16’s main theme.
The session, a follow up on the discussion initiated at this year’s EuroDIG (Confronting the Digital Divide Session) and on the work of the IPR Coalition and the Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet,  seeks to take a focused and practical approach to apply human rights principles to existing discriminatory structures.

15.00 – Main Session Room

IGF Dynamic Coalitions Main Session: Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth Through The Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet


The IRPC will be presenting the Charter Study Guide – a very important project developed by Syracuse University students in collaboration with the IRPC – for discussion and feedback.

IGF2016: IRPC Meeting with Amnesty International

“When death threats go viral: defending human rights in the face of orchestrated harassment campaign on social media” 

Day 2, Wednesday 7 December, 10.45

The panel will be covering issues such as cyber harassment and other emerging forms of censorship, focusing particularly on the very concerning trend in Mexico, which is also emerging in other countries around the world. The panel will discuss how online service providers, regulators and civil society can manage these threats to ensure the protection of human rights online.

IRPC at EuroDIG16: Confronting the Digital Divide Session with two workshops

The IRPC will be hosting two workshops under the category of Access and Literacy at this year’s EuroDIG in Brussels 9-10 June.

The Session CONFRONTING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE is comprised of two workshops looking at internet access and human rights for minorities and refugees.

WORKSHOP 2 takes place on Thursday 9 June at 14.30 and is entitled Internet Access and/as Human Rights for Minorities.

WORKSHOP 10 takes place on Friday 10 June at 14.30 and is entitled Refugees, human rights and Internet access.