Jul 05, 2016 · The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution for the “promotion, protection, and enjoyment of human rights on the internet” which condemns any country that intentionally

The 2003 World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), convened by the UN Secretary General and organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), created another unique opportunity to advance a strong claim for the Internet as a human right. Jun 09, 2011 · UN declares Internet access a human right By Molly McHugh June 9, 2011 As evidenced by the Facebook Revolutions and ensuing Middle East turmoil, the Internet is a powerful tool and one capable of Examples of how technology can be used as a powerful tool for human rights are ever expanding. Newer technologies such as artificial intelligence, automation, and blockchain have the potential to make significant positive contributions to the promotion and protection of human rights. Jun 01, 2017 · As David Kaye, the UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, notes, the closest protection lies in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The first Article 19 holds that “everyone has the

Jan 11, 2012 · A recent United Nations Human Rights Council report examined the important question of whether internet access is a human right.. While the Special Rapporteur's conclusions are nuanced in respect

Speaking to a body of heads of state and UN delegates, he made an impassioned plea that the Internet is a key enabler of human rights. “Insuring access is essential to achieving global justice

Jul 04, 2016 · The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a non-binding resolution condemning countries that intentionally disrupt citizens' internet access. The resolution builds on the UN's previous

Jul 09, 2018 · Mirroring progress made in HRC resolutions on the right to privacy in the digital age, the resolution recalls the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (“the Ruggie Principles”) as they apply to business enterprises, such as social media companies and internet service providers, and their responsibilities to respect human rights. David Kaye, United Nations special rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression, says Internet access isn’t necessarily a human right but it is vital because it is often the only way for people to exercise the freedoms of expression and association.