Human rights and Internet protocols: comparing processes and principles

Publication date: 
December 2012
Author: 
Joy Liddicoat and Avri Doria
Publisher: 
APC

The Internet is a network that empowers at the edges, rather that the centre, rendering it a profoundly democratic and rights-fostering platform. Human rights are principles that seek to empower those at the margins rather than at the centre of power, rendering them a fundamentally empowering framework for individuals. This paper explores human rights and Internet protocols by comparing the processes for their making and the principles by which they operate.