[IRP] FW: APC Statement of Support for An Expert Panel on Freedom of Expression and the Internet at the UN HRC

Graciela Selaimen graciela
Thu Sep 15 15:24:30 EEST 2011



Em 9/15/11 9:04 AM, Ginger Paque escreveu:
> Agree with Robert/Dixie.
> On 15 September 2011 07:29, Bodle, Robert <Robert_Bodle at mail.msj.edu 
> <mailto:Robert_Bodle at mail.msj.edu>> wrote:
>     I agree that IRP should endorse this APC Statement.
>     robert bodle
>     ________________________________________
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>     Behalf Of Dixie Hawtin [Dixie at global-partners.co.uk
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>     Subject: [IRP] FW: APC Statement of Support for An Expert Panel on
>     Freedom of Expression and the Internet at the UN HRC
>     Dear IRPers ? let?s endorse this Statement  by APC supporting the
>     Swedish government proposal for an expert panel on freedom of
>     expression and the Internet at the UN!
>     Please say if you agree or not,
>     Thanks, Dixie
>     From: henrik.almstrom at gmail.com <mailto:henrik.almstrom at gmail.com>
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>     <mailto:henrik.almstrom at gmail.com>] On Behalf Of Henrik Almstr?m APC
>     Sent: 14 September 2011 19:42
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>     Subject: APC Statement of Support for An Expert Panel on Freedom
>     of Expression and the Internet at the UN HRC
>     Dear all,
>     Following the activities during the HRC 17 in June, including the
>     APC parallel event on Frank La Rue's report and the cross-regional
>     Statement by Sweden<http://www.regeringen.se/sb/d/14186/a/170565>,
>     we are now excited to inform you about the most recent
>     developments on the subject:
>     *** Swedish Government will during the current HRC session propose
>     an expert panel to be convened at the next session (HRC19). APC is
>     issuing the statement below to support this proposal and we hope
>     you are interested in endorsing this statement to support this
>     important process. ***
>     Please find the statement online at http://rights.apc.org
>     <http://rights.apc.org/>, where you will also find APCs other work
>     on Internet Rights.
>     Kind regards
>     Henrik Almstrom and the internet Rights team at APC
>     *************
>     JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (APC) Wednesday September 14 -- At this
>     extraordinary time for human rights, social media and the
>     internet, we strongly endorse the proposal of the Swedish
>     Government for an expert panel on the promotion and protection of
>     freedom of expression on the internet  to be convened at the 19th
>     Session of the Human Rights Council.
>     We call on all UN Member States to support this initiative.
>     Following the annual report of the Special Rapporteur on the Right
>     to Freedom of Opinion and Expression at the 17th Session of the
>     Human Rights Council, forty governments affirmed that the same
>     human rights that apply offline, also apply online, to the
>     internet and social media. Those governments stated that ?Only in
>     a few exceptional and limited circumstances can restrictions on
>     content be acceptable. Such restrictions must comply with
>     international human rights law, notably Article 19 of the ICCPR.?
>     APC agrees that international human rights standards are the
>     foundation for all States to respect, protect and promote human
>     rights. These standards must apply to new technologies, including
>     social media and the internet which are used by billions of people
>     around the globe. The interface of human rights and the internet
>     is a new issue for the Human Rights Council, but one that is
>     quickly emerging in multiple areas. The Council?s recently
>     released General Comment No. 34 on Article 19 of the International
>     Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) includes specific
>     reference to the internet in the context of freedom of expression.
>     To be effective, the proposed panel must be constituted through an
>     open process and ensure the engagement of all, particularly
>     vulnerable and marginalised groups, in accordance with the rights
>     based approach and principles of multi-stakeholder participation,
>     information-sharing, participation and transparency.
>     There is a clear need for a process through which the Council can
>     consider these issues across its mandate. The consideration of
>     human rights online must be institutionalised if it is to be
>     effective.  An expert panel will start the necessary dialogue in
>     the HRC which we believe should eventually extend beyond freedom
>     of expression to include all human rights, civil and political as
>     well as cultural, social and economic rights.
>     ============================
>     The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is an
>     international network and non-profit organisation founded in 1990
>     that wants everyone to have access to a free and open internet to
>     improve lives and create a more just world. www.apc.org
>     <http://www.apc.org/><http://www.apc.org/>
>     If you wish to endorse this statement please send your name and
>     organisation (if applicable) to grady at apc.org
>     <mailto:grady at apc.org><mailto:grady at apc.org
>     <mailto:grady at apc.org>> with ?Endorsement? in the subject line.
>     END
>     ****************
>     --
>     Henrik Almstr?m
>     Association for Progressive Communications, APC
>     Johannesburg, South Africa
>     www.apc.org <http://www.apc.org/><http://www.apc.org
>     <http://www.apc.org/>>
>     skype: henrikalmstrom
>     henrik at apc.org <mailto:henrik at apc.org><mailto:henrik at apc.org
>     <mailto:henrik at apc.org>>
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