Global Politics, Law and International Relations
Edited by Ben Wagner, Matthias C. Kettemann and Kilian Vieth
Chapter 18: International organizations and digital human rights
International organizations are making important contributions to the process of Internet governance in the field of digital human rights, visible in numerous declarations and recommendations. This chapter provides an overview and analysis of their role, beginning with the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), the work of UNESCO and of the Human Rights Council on the universal level, while on the regional level, the contribution of the Council of Europe is highlighted together with the role of the European Union and the OSCE Representative on the Freedom of the Media. Their activities, as part of a multi-stakeholder approach, have contributed to the clarification and promotion of the concept of human rights in the digital environment.
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