Registration open for IGF pre-event on cybersecurity and human rights

Publisher: APCNews     01 November 2017

What do we mean by a rights-based approach to cybersecurity? Is a rights-based approach to cybersecurity a pipe dream or a critical means to a secure and stable internet? On Sunday 17 December 2017 from 9:00 to 14:00, APC and partners will host a pre-event at the Internet Governance Forum.

If you are interested in deepening your understanding of how cybersecurity policy impacts on human rights, reviewing major developments in the field of cybersecurity that impact on human rights, and mapping out future opportunities for collaboration to advance rights-based approaches to cybersecurity that bridges technical and policy approaches, this event is for you.

Panel presentations and facilitated discussion will advance the development of shared, human rights-based cybersecurity policy strategies. We expect this event to:

  • Arrive at a common understanding of what the characteristics are of an approach to cybersecurity policy, norms and standards that is rights-based.

  • Develop an agenda for research and analysis that would inform a rights-based approach to cybersecurity and stability.

  • Outline possibilities for joint and coordinated efforts towards consolidating a rights-based and inclusive approach to cybersecurity.

The pre-event will take place at the Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG) in Salle 4, Geneva. A final agenda of the event will be posted here closer to the event date.

If you are interested in participating, please register following this link. If you have questions, please contact Mallory Knodel ( or Deborah Brown (