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Wednesday, September 3 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Council of Europe Open Forum - Your Internet, Our Aim: Guide Internet Users to Their Human Rights!

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Human rights and fundamental freedoms apply equally offline and online. This principle has been clearly stated by the UN Human Rights Council, has been reiterated by the NETmundial Multistakeholder Statement and has been enshrined in the Recommendation on a Guide on Human Rights for Internet Users by Council of Europe Committee of Ministers.

The Council of Europe Guide is based on the European Convention on Human Rights as well as on other Council of Europe instruments defining an enabling environment for the full enjoyment of human rights. Nonetheless, the utilisation of the Guide should not be limited to the European continent but rather used to foster human rights’ protection and promotion at the global level. 

“This guide is a tool for you, the Internet user, to learn about your human rights online, their possible limitations, and available remedies for such limitations.”

The Guide targets the entire stakeholder spectrum and this Open Forum aims to ignite discussion with regard to the role and future implementation of the Guide. You will have the possibility to join the discussion and take an active role in shaping the future of Human Rights protection online.

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Robert Bodle

Co-Chair, Internet Rights and Principles Coalition
Robert Bodle (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is associate professor of communication and new media studies at Mount St. Joseph University and Adjunct Professor of Media and Culture at Miami University. He has published extensively on the ethical and human rights implications... Read More →

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Internet Rights and Principles Coalition/Amnesty International

The Internet Rights and Principles Dynamic Coalition (IRPC) is an open network of individuals and organizations committed to making the Internet work for human rights, based on the Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet: Amnesty International is a global movement... Read More →

Jan Kleijssen

Jan Kleijssen was born in 1958 in Almelo (The Netherlands). He studied International Law at Utrecht State University (LLM in 1981) and International Affairs at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa (MA 1982).   He joined the Council of... Read More →
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Marco Pancini

Senior Policy Counsel, Google
Marco Pancini was born in Rome in May 1972. After his studies in Law, Marco started his professional career as part of the start-up project of iBazar, the first on line auction web site in Europe, and then he joined eBay, when iBazar was acquired. From 2002 to 2007 Marco was Head... Read More →

Maja Rakovic

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia

Tanel Tang

Permanent Representation of Estonia to the Council of Europe

Remote Moderators

Lee Hibbard

Council of Europe

Wednesday September 3, 2014 9:00am - 10:30am EEST
Workshop Room 08 (Rumeli -1 Floor / Room 4)

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