Thursday, February 24, 2005

Human Rights & Internet Governance

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Excerpt from WSIS Statement by the Civil Society Human Rights Caucus:

In addition, the current forum for domain name management is a private party, dominated by a limited number of countries and based on a contract with a single government. This lack of inclusion of especially developing countries also applies to many Internet protocols and standard setting bodies. Any decision resulting from WSIS on Internet governance must ensure that future mechanisms are human rights compliant, both through their composition and governing structures and through regular assessment of their decisions.

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