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IGF workshop 155 report: Human rights - a unifying approach for development, freedom, access and diversity?

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By Joy Liddicoat (APC)
, November 2011

A report from the APC workshop organised at the 2011 IGF in Kenya. Workshop participants discussed examples of current internet related human rights violations, considered implications for development, freedom access and diversity, shared strategies for remedies and accountability against human rights violators, opportunities and challenges for seeking remedies, how human rights is a growing theme in the IGF, and the role of government, private sector and civil society in taking these issues forward together.

Consensus emerged that multi-stakeholder discussions of human rights was key to unlocking difficult issues and working through these to multi-stakeholder options and solutions. Workshop participants endorsed the suggestion that human rights be a main theme of the IGF in 2012.

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