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

Anriette Esterhuysen anriette
Thu Sep 15 15:37:01 EEST 2011

Thanks for all the support everyone.

Note that this panel will focus on freedom of expression.. but it is an
important start to having other rights in the context of the internet
discussed at HRC level as well.

We tried to flag this in our statement by emphasising social, cultural
and economic rights along with civil and political rights.

In doing so we are trying to pursue the rights agenda in such a way that
it includes development issues.

What has been really impressive about the Swedish strategy is that they
have worked very hard to get support from developing country members of
the HRC and thus far they have succeeded.


On 15/09/11 14:29, Allon Bar wrote:
> I agree as well.
> Thanks to APC for promoting this.
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anriette esterhuysen anriette at apc.org
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