[IRP] [governance] Declaration of Internet Freedom

Dixie Hawtin Dixie
Mon Jul 9 18:07:25 EEST 2012

Hi Steve and welcome to the list!

There isn't a formal methodology (although if any of our academic members have written an overview please do share!)

The 10 IRPs came directly out of the Charter (A very broad overview - including previous versions - can be found here: http://irpcharter.org/charter/)

Version 1.0 of the Charter was launched at the 2010 IGF in Lithuania. During discussions a number of Coalition members felt that we needed a shorter "punchier" advocacy document. A working group was formed within the Coalition of: Karmen Turk, Brett Solomon, Shaila Mistry, Henrik Almstrom, Carlos Affonso, Jochai Ben-Avie, Lisa Horner and me. We worked over email to distil the Charter down to 10 key principles. This was then shared with the wider Coalition and we had an email discussion on the principles and incorporated various changes. The 10 Internet Rights and Principles were launched at the second expert meeting on "Freedom of Expression and the Internet" in Stockholm, convened on 30-31 March 2011 by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Then many volunteers from around the world came forward and translated these into 21 more languages (all of which can be found here: http://irpcharter.org/campaign/)


From: irp-bounces at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org [mailto:irp-bounces at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org] On Behalf Of Steve Anderson
Sent: 09 July 2012 12:29
To: Marianne Franklin
Cc: irp at lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org
Subject: Re: [IRP] [governance] Declaration of Internet Freedom

Hi all, new to the list. Can someone tell me or point to me to where I can find the methodology for developing the  IRP ten principles? Curious about how these were developed.

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On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 4:22 AM, Marianne Franklin <m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk<mailto:m.i.franklin at gold.ac.uk>> wrote:
Dear All

Thought I'd respond to some recent posts.

1) Declarations; I take Jeremy's point, and Wolfganga's. The mushrooming of declarations, charters and the like is perhaps a sign of some critical mass building.

That said, the Declaration of Internet Freedom; http://www.internetdeclaration.org/freedom, boils the IRP Ten Punchy Principles, which already brought the original 3-tier Charter down to 10,  down to 5 points. At this rate we could well see the IRP Charter or something similar fitting into a tweet!

The IRP DC has yet to sign up to this Declaration. I move that we join it as I can see no reason why not.

2) As for the IRP website. I hope we can resolve this as having a defunct website is not good for business so to speak.

3) Re. Max's initiative. I have read and responded for my part!


On 04/07/2012 04:13, Jeremy Malcolm wrote:
On 03/07/12 20:46, Benedek, Wolfgang (wolfgang.benedek at uni-graz.at<mailto:wolfgang.benedek at uni-graz.at>) wrote:
What I wanted to point out as well is that we already have two more declarations under this name, the Geneva Declaration on Internet Freedom of 2010 by a group of NGOs

Do you have a link for that?  I found http://www.genevasummit.org/media/20, but it is dead, nor is it on archive.org<http://archive.org>.

and the Guiding Principles of Internet Freedom of 2012 by Praxis think tank of Estonia, which are both more elaborate.

Thanks, I added this to the links page at http://igcaucus.org/links and added years.  Am I still missing any?  Feel free to add this list to the IRP site too, or better, link to the IGC's copy.  BTW, does everyone know that the IRP's main website is down (but the charter site is up)?  Not sure about the mailing list, but I'm cc'ing to it in case it is up.

It would be good to bring all these initiatives together and the DC on Internet Rights and Principles would be a suitable place for doing so.

Unfortunately, people seem prefer to work in parallel which might limit the effects of such efforts.

Indeed.  Part of the problem is that whereas there are strong global action networks on issues like IP and the environment, in IG we have only the IGC, and it is invisible to (or at least ignored by) large parts of the Internet activist community.

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