UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Internet and Human Rights a Step in the Right Direction
Posted in: Governance at 29/07/2012 18:43
Earlier this month, the 47 member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a landmark Resolution (A/HRC/20/L.13) to include the "promotion, protection, and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet." The Resolution, which was presented by Sweden, was backed by more than 70 countries in all, both members and non-members of the HRC.
In the New York Times, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt called the Resolution a "victory for the Internet", while US Secretary of State Clinton praised it as a " welcome addition in the fight for the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms online, in particular the freedom of expression."