Highlights and Updates of Recent IRPC Activity

  • A short time ago the IRPC gained official Observer status on the Council of Europe’s Steering Committee on Media Information and Society (CDMSI), and one of the first duties was submitting a response to Recommendation 2077 (2015): Increasing co-operation against cyberterrorism and other largescale attacks on the Internet.  Please see the PDF for the full response file_pdf.
  • A Portuguese translation of the IRPC Charter is underway and will be completed in time for formatting and printing for the tenth annual IGF meeting in João Pessoa, Brazil, on 10 to 13 November 2015. 10 IRP Rights and Principles are already available in Portuguese on the IRPC website:  The IRPC will be pursuing funds for layout and printing of the Portuguese, and printing of the Spanish, and English editions of the Charter Booklet for IGF.  The aim is to launch the Portuguese edition at the 2015 IGF.
  • Read the new blog post “Forza Internet Rights: IRPC Charter as Source of Inspiration for Innovative Italian Declaration of Internet Rights” written by IRPC Steering Committee Member Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann here.  “Not only was the IRPC Charter a source of inspiration for the Italian Declaration, but both documents share similar approaches to human rights and their role in furthering a people-centred and sustainable information society. Charter and Declaration also transcend the artificial separation of social and economic and civil and political rights.”
  • **Charter consultation launch** Lastly, the IRP Coalition has submitted the IRPC Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet for endorsement and feedback as part of the Dynamic Coalition Main Session scheduled for the 2015 IGF meeting in Brazil. “The IRPC Charter has been acknowledged as an authoritative framework for implementing human rights for the online environment, and as an integral part of internet governance processes since it was launched in 2011.” This is an important milestone in the public timeline of the Charter work and a terrific time to show support for the Charter and other Dynamic Coalitions by commenting on submissions on the IGF website
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