UN passes resolution on Human Rights on the Internet

Posted On July 16, 2014
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At its 26th session recently, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC) adopted a resolution on the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the internet.

The UN HRC resolution affirms “that the same rights that people have offline must also be protected online, in particular freedom of expression, which is applicable regardless of frontiers and through any media of one’s choice.”

The resolution also calls on all states to address security concerns on the internet with respect to their international human rights obligations, through “national democratic, transparent institutions,” and to adopt national internet-related public policies with the “objective of universal access and enjoyment of human rights at its core,” though “transparent and multi-stakeholder processes.”

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