[IRP] IRP Digest, Vol 36, Issue 14

Joy Liddicoat joy
Fri Jan 20 03:43:53 EET 2012

Hi Matthias - thanks for this initiative. I don't have time to write
something today, but have attached the APC statement to the UN human rights
council last year that would help make the case for internet companies to be
considered. I can send it as is to the sector guidance group with a cover
You can also feel free to cite it or use the arguments in it if you wish
Kind regards

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   1. Fwd: Fwd: URGENT and IMPORTANT - the Internet as a key sector
      for guidelines on human rights and corporate social
      responsibility (Matthias C. Kettemann)


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Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2012 09:58:18 +0100
From: "Matthias C. Kettemann" <matthias.kettemann at uni-graz.at>
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Subject: [IRP] Fwd: Fwd: URGENT and IMPORTANT - the Internet as a key
	sector for guidelines on human rights and corporate social
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Dear IRPers,

in October 2011, the European Commission has adopted a communication on
Corporate Social Responsibility
that contains a EU strategy and action plan for 2011-2014. It also covers
ICT companies.

A friend of list as let us know that:

"[a]s part of the action plan, the Commission [will] support a new project
to develop guidance for [three] select industry sectors on implementing the
corporate responsibility to respect human rights.

The choice of which three sectors [...] will be made on the basis of
suggestions by stakeholders, to be sent by 27 January 2012."

We could use this opportunity to suggest that Internet companies should be
one of the three industry sectors to be selected for the project.

Attached you can find guidelines as to which form our suggestion should

Does anyone on the list feel up to writing a first draft making the case of
why Intenret companies should be chosen - a draft which we could then build
on? It doesn't have to be long but should address the points mentioned in
the attached document.

The deadline is rather tight. All proposals have to be sent to
sectorguidance at ihrb.org <mailto:sectorguidance at ihrb.org> by 6pm CET on
27 January 2012.

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards


Internet Rights & Principles Coalition


Mag. iur. Matthias C. Kettemann, LL.M. (Harvard) Teaching and Research

Institute of International Law and International Relations University of

Universit?tsstra?e 15/A4, 8010 Graz, Austria

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