[IRP] IGF workshop - practical initiatives for rights and internetgovernance

Katitza Rodríguez katitza
Tue Jun 16 22:57:06 EEST 2009

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Katitza Rodr?guez Pereda
The Public Voice Project, Coordinator
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On Jun 16, 2009, at 12:02 PM, Lisa Horner wrote:

> Thanks for your input Emily.
> You?re right about the IWF.  I?m also thinking we may not discuss it  
> directly in the workshop as there is a separate workshop planned on  
> balancing children?s rights with free expression.
> It?d be really useful to flesh the list out, including with specific  
> CoE guidelines/initiatives.  I?m also aware that there are  
> controversies with some of these approaches, but does anyone know of  
> any one-stop-source for analysis of pros/cons/room for improvement?
> Any other ideas for initiatives/discussants for the workshop itself  
> would be very welcome!
> Thanks,
> Lisa
> From: Emily Laidlaw [mailto:emily at laidlaw.eu]
> Sent: 16 June 2009 16:29
> To: Lisa Horner; IRP
> Subject: RE: [IRP] IGF workshop - practical initiatives for rights  
> and internetgovernance
> Lisa,  These look great.
> A few points ? do we want the IWF under ?International multi- 
> stakeholder? as my understanding is that while it is receiving  
> international attention, it is a national approach.  Also, might we  
> want to set out the CoE guidelines and conventions to be discussed  
> i.e. the Convention on Cybercrime.
> Emily
> From: irp-bounces at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org [mailto:irp-bounces at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org 
> ] On Behalf Of Lisa Horner
> Sent: 12 June 2009 11:12
> To: IRP
> Subject: [IRP] IGF workshop - practical initiatives for rights and  
> internetgovernance
> Hi all
> I have to submit the list of speakers for the workshop proposal on  
> practical steps for rooting IG in human rights by the end of the  
> month.  The workshop would be interactive, rather than having  
> panelists.  It?d be great if you could help me brainstorm the  
> practical initiatives that we should be thinking about.  These can  
> be actual human rights projects, or approaches that don?t currently  
> centre on rights but that could be useful for moving forwards in  
> this area.
> The idea would be to explore the advantages and disadvantages of the  
> approach, assess their role in the overarching effort to advance  
> rights and identify best practice/areas we need to work on moving  
> forwards.
> I?ve listed some initiatives below for starters.  We wouldn?t  
> necessarily go into detail on all of these, and we?d do some work  
> beforehand to tease out some of the main issues and best practices.   
> I?m thinking we might want to focus on the international  
> initiatives.  But right now I?m just trying to get an idea of the  
> kinds of approaches that are out there.
> ?         International multi-stakeholder dialogue and partnership  
> approaches
> o   The Global Network Initiative
> o   Freedom of Expression Project
> o   Human readable privacy icons
> o   APC/CoE/UNECE Code of good practice on public participation,  
> access to information and transparency in Internet governance
> o   Civil society and user participation in IG and other governance  
> institutions? ICANN? OECD? W3C??
> o   Internet Watch Foundation (children?s rights).
> ?         Intergovernmental initiatives/approaches
> o   Council of Europe guidelines and conventions
> o   Unesco ethical dimensions of the information society
> o   UN human rights council & special rapporteurs
> ?         National level initiatives
> o   Brazil consultations on Communications: A Means for Building  
> Rights and Citizenship in the Digital Era, Dec ?09
> o   Kictanet successes, Kenya
> o   Constitutional reform in Costa Rica and Ecuador.
> ?         Advocacy approaches
> o   APC Internet rights charter
> o   Amnesty irrepressible.info, global voices advocacy and other  
> campaigns...
> Your thoughts, comments and ideas would be much appreciated!  NB  
> I?ve pasted the workshop proposal below.
> Many thanks,
> Lisa
> Human rights and principles in internet governance: Practical steps  
> forwards.
> This workshop will examine practical strategies for incorporating  
> human rights standards into internet governance processes and  
> policies.  Building on the commitment and momentum generated amongst  
> different stakeholders at the IGF 2008 workshop, Mainstreaming Human  
> Rights in Internet Governance, this workshop will help individuals  
> and internet governance organisations to take practical steps to  
> protect and expand universal human rights within their work and  
> activities.
> The workshop will provide an update on the progress made by  
> different initiatives throughout the year, and explore challenges  
> and opportunities for their continuation and expansion.  Discussion  
> will be rooted in specific contexts and case study material in order  
> to develop practical strategies and solutions rather than only  
> theoretical debate.  The workshop will be highly interactive,  
> inviting audience members to feed in their experiences and ideas.   
> It will provide a space for furthering understanding about human  
> rights and internet governance, and for fostering collaboration  
> between stakeholders from the business, civil society and government  
> sectors to address critical issues.
> ___________________________________________________________
> Lisa Horner
> Head of Research & Policy  Global Partners and Associates
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