[discuss] Council of Europe Guide on Human Rights of Internet Users adopted
Benedek, Wolfgang ([email protected])
wolfgang.benedek at uni-graz.at
Thu Apr 17 08:57:34 UTC 2014
glad to inform that the Council of Europe Guide on Human Rights of Internet Users has been adopted this week by the Committee of Ministers and is now generally available. It should be disseminated as widely as possible and may well be of relevance beyond Europe.
You can find it under this link:
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Benedek
Institute for International Law and International Relations
University of Graz, Austria
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Datum: Donnerstag, 17. April 2014 10:13
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Betreff: [governance] NetMundial outcomes - public draft
I have mentioned in different postings how I see the now public NetMundial outcome draft being even worse than the earlier leaked one, on which we had submitted critical comments as enclosed. But I thought I should put all those point together, for clarity. In short, they are as follows:
1. 'Net neutrality' which was mentioned just as 'neutrality' in the previous draft disappeared completely
2. Mention of 'free flow of information' in two places in the original draft disappeared
3. 'Public' in 'open and public standards' no more there
4. Text on access for disabled weakened
5. Demand for international agreements for restraining cyber weapons is out
5. Mention of 'necessary and proportionate' principle in relation to surveillance practices is no more there
6. The recognition in the earlier draft of need for mechanisms for emerging and issues not being currently addressed is considerably weakened
7. Multiple references to a 'equal footing' (never clarified, and thus being introduced through a backdoor) multistakeholder model, even for public policy making, further strengthened while demands by some HLC members, and other civil society groups, to include 'democratic' in representing global IG mechanisms rejected.
This is from a quick reading.
So what was a rather poor outcome draft to start with is now considerably worse.
I think the public draft should be discussed in the spirit of deliberative democracy. It is not enough to individualise and 'privatise' comments and inputting through a web platform.
I am yet to hear a positive assessment of the public draft, but I am sure it must exist in some people's minds. Pl do share.
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