Internet Governance Forum 2016 2016-12-05 Guadalajara, Mexico DC on Internet Rights and Principles Workshop Room 10 Day 2, IGF2016 This meeting marked seven years since of the Internet Rights and Principles Dynamic Coalition (IRPC) and the collaborative work on the IRPC Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet, a document which is now […]
November 12, 2015, 9:00 AM
Panelists: Carlos Affonso (ITS), Sergio Branco (ITS), Hanane Boujemi (Hivos), and Marianne Franklin (Goldsmiths, University of London)
This year saw the first Main Sessions devoted to the activities and output of the IGF’s Dynamic Coalitions (DC). Those DCs who took part in the six months of preparatory meetings and the two Main Sessions would like to note the value of this new addition to the IGF Meeting program as a key channel to encourage collaboration and to engage more participants in their work.
“…The the use of encryption and anonymity tools and better digital literacy should be encouraged. Encryption and anonymity depend on their widespread adoption and I encourage states, civil society organizations, and corporations, to engage in a campaign to bring encryption by design and default to users around the world. And when necessary, to ensure that users at risk, be provided the tools that exercise their right to freedom of opinion and expression securely.”
This session, the first of four (co-) organized by the Internet Rights and Principles Coalition (IRPC) brings together representatives from initiatives that (i) link their work in this area to the IRPC Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet, and (ii) those initiatives that underpin and develop the objectives and content of the IRPC Charter. All participants have contributed to this wider historic recognition of the formative role that international human rights law and norms play in the future of global Internet governance. It is also a workshop that is taking place in the “post-Snowden” context of Internet governance decision-making, which throws up a number of pressing issues around inclusiveness and participation, rule of law, jurisdiction, technical standards, and the ongoing need to educate and raise awareness about rights and fundamental freedoms in the online world.
The panel presented a series of case studies and problematics around the value and necessity of anonymous communication online. Panelists from a broad cross-section of multi-stakeholders contributed various perspectives that called for evidence-based policy reform to establish and protect the right of anonymous online communication.
Session 9: Freedom of Expression and Privacy, 4 March 2015; 9.30-10.50am.
This report hopefully captures the main themes and points for further discussion. An almost live transcript of the session can be found on the live blog link at Internet Rights and Principles Coalition website.
This panel considered the legal, technical, and political practicalities that emerge when the right to privacy and freedom of information are considered as interrelated; it discussed the differences in stakes, levels of action and of analysis at this intersection of fundamental freedoms online alongside their consequences in practical terms for ordinary internet users, content producers on the web, activists, and media professionals.
The 2014 Istanbul IGF came at one of the most significant moments in the IRPC’s contribution to IGF outcomes since the coalition began its work with the IRPC Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet at the 2009 IGF meeting in Egypt. A very successful set of workshops in this week culminated with the IRPC meetings and workshops:
An overview of the IRP Coalition’s work with the Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet, 2009-2014.
It draws on a presentation on the IRPC Charter work to the UNESCO in 26th September 2014 as part of a dialogue with representatives from ICANN.