Update: Delfi case heard at top European human rights court
11 Jul 2014 •
On July 9th, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights, its very highest body and one of the top human rights courts in the world, held a hearing on the landmark case of Delfi, an Estonian news outlet held liable for comments posted by users.
Reflections on the WSIS+10 High Level Event
10 Jul 2014 •
From the 10th to the 13th of June, the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) held the capstone event of its ten year review, the WSIS+10 High Level Event. Two important documents were endorsed at this event, a statement on the implementation of the WSIS Outcomes enshrined in the 2005 Tunis Agenda, and a second document articulating a vision beyond 2015.
Overcoming hostile Chinese amendment, Human Rights Council passes resolution affirming online rights
26 Jun 2014 •
As the 26th session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) nears its close, the Council today adopted a resolution on the “The promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet,” spearheaded by Sweden, Brazil, Tunisia, Nigeria, Turkey, Sweden, and the USA. As we noted in our HRC briefing note, this resolution follows up on the Council’s landmark resolution two years affirming that human rights apply online as they offline.