The Internet Rights and Principles Dynamic Coalition (IRP Coalition) is an open network of individuals and organisations based at the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) committed to making human rights and principles work for the online environment.
Since the 2009 IGF in Sharm El Sheikh we have been working to outline how human rights standards should be interpreted to apply to the Internet environment, and the internet policy principles which must be upheld in order to create an environment which supports human rights to the maximum extent possible.
The main work of the IRP Coalition has been to translate existing human rights to the internet environment to build awareness, understanding and a shared platform for mobilisation around rights and principles for the internet.
Our flagship document, the Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet covers the whole gambit of human rights drawing on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other covenants that make up the International Bill of Human Rights at the United Nations (http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Pages/WhatareHumanRights.aspx). It is the outcome of work from many people and organizations over the years and is growing in stature as others start to apply its 23 clauses to specific situations.
To get more directly involved you are welcome to join the IRP Mailing list: https://lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org/mailman/listinfo/irp
The Internet Rights and Principles Dynamic Coalition is working to uphold human rights on the internet and to root internet governance processes and systems in human rights standards.
The dynamic coalition sets out to promote, and provide a space for multi-stakeholder dialogue and collaboration. We also aim to be an umbrella platform for facilitating collaboration on human rights issues in the Internet Governance Forum process.
Members of the coalition work individually and in partnership to promote processes and instruments to frame and enforce rights on the Internet. More specifically, the coalition aims to:
- Raise awareness of fundamental human rights and what they mean on the internet.
- Discuss and anchor global public policy principles to preserve the openness of the internet and ensure that its continued evolution is framed by the public interest, through open and extensive stakeholder involvement.
- Encourage all stakeholders to address issues of human and civil rights in policy-making, contributing to a people-centric discourse and policy formulation in the internet governance space.
- Identify ways in which human rights can be applied to the Internet and other ICT technologies, and evaluate the applicability of existing formal and informal guidelines and regulatory frameworks.
- Identify measures for the protection and enforcement of human rights on the internet, while pushing for people-centric issues and public interest based internet governance policy making.
- Describe the duties and responsibilities of internet users and other stakeholders which, together with their rights, will serve to preserve and promote the public interest on the internet.
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- Marianne Franklin (2016-2018), Academic, New Zealand
- Minda Moreira (2017-2019), Civil Society, Portugal
Steering Committee members
- Robert Bodle, Academic, USA
- Catherine Easton, Academic, UK
- Sahajman Shrestha, Civil Society, Nepal
- Hanane Boujemi, Civil Society, Morocco
Website and social media Manager
- Minda Moreira, Civil society, Portugal
- Hanane Boujemi (2015-2017), Civil Society, Morocco
- Catherine Easton (2014-2016), Academic, UK
- Robert Bodle (2013-2015), Academic, USA
- Marianne Franklin (2012-2014), Academic, New Zealand
- Matthias Kettemann (2011-2013), Academic, Austria
- Dixe Hawtin (2010-2012), Civil Society, UK
- Lisa Horner (2009-2010), Civil Society, UK
- Max Senges (2008-2009), Private Sector, Germany
Former Steering Committee members
- Jaco Aizenman, Technical, Costa Rica
- Allon Bar, Academic/Civil Society, Netherlands
- Robert Bodle, Academic, USA
- Norbert Bollow, Technical-Civil Society, Switzerland
- Carlos Affonso P. Da Souza, Academic, Brazil
- Rafik Dammak, Technical, Tunisia
- Michael Gurstein (RIP), Civil Society, Canada
- Dixie Hawtin, Civil Society, UK
- Matthias Kettemann, Academic, Austria
- Shaila Rao Mistry, Private Sector, USA
- Parminder Jeet Singh, Civil Society, India
- Viktor Szabados, Civil Society, Hungary
- Tapani Tarvainen, Technical, Finland
- Minda Moreira, Civil Society, Portugal
- Shreedeep Rayamajhi, Civil Society, Nepal
- Kevin Risser, Civil Society, USA
IRPC Charter (Version 1.1) Expert Group
- Editor: Dixie Hawtin, Civil Society, UK
- Wolfgang Benedek, Academic, Austria
- Rikke Frank Jørgensen, Academic/Civil Society, Denmark
- Meryem Marzouki, Academic/Civil Society, France
- Andrew Rens Academic/Civil Society, South Africa
- Roberto Saba, Academic, Argentina
- Wang Sixin Academic, China
10 Rights & Principles Working Group
- Shaila Mistry, Private Sector, India/USA
- Brett Solomon, Civil Society, USA
- Karmen Turk, Academic, Estonia
- Dixie Hawtin, Civil Society, UK
The IRP coalition mailing list has over 320 active participants from government departments, intergovernmental organisations, the private sector, civil society organisations, academics and the technical community, who all have a stake in the future of the Internet.
- IGF IRPC 2021 Annual Report
- IGF IRPC 2020 Annual Report
- IGF IRPC 2019 Activity Report
- IGF IRPC Steering Committee Meeting Report - March 7, 2019
- IGF 2018 IRPC Session Report
- IGF 2018 IRPC Paper on the SDGs
- IGF 2017 IRPC Session Report
- IGF 2017 IRPC Substantive Paper, 'The Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet Educational Resource Guide'
- IGF 2016 IRPC Session Report
- IGF 2016 IRPC Substantive Paper, 'Enabling Inclusive and Sustainable Growth Through the Charter of Human Rights and Principles for the Internet'
- IGF 2015 IRPC Session Report
- IGF 2015 IRPC Session Description
- IGF 2014 IRPC Session Report
- IGF 2013 IRPC Session Report
- 3rd IRPC Activities Report - 2013
- IGF 2012 IRPC Session Report
- IRPC Charter [Arabic] [Chinese] [English] [Farsi] [German] [Portuguese] [Spanish] [Turkish]
- 2nd IRPC Activities Report - March 2010
- IRPC Statement to IGF 2010 Open Consultations - February 2010
- IGF 2009 IRPC Session Report
- 1st IRPC Activities Report - September 2009
- IGF 2008 IRPC Session Report
To get more directly involved you are welcome to join the IRPC Mailing list: https://lists.internetrightsandprinciples.org/mailman/listinfo/irp
Visit the IRP Coalition website: www.internetrightsandprinciples.org
Join the IRP Coalition Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/internetrightsandprinciples
Follow the IRP Coalition on Twitter: @netrights
Contact the IRP Coalition Co-Chairs or Steering Committee Members