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This discussion paper has been prepared for the Council of Europe, the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) as part of their work to explore the scope for guidelines and best practice in information and participation in internet governance.
The first phase of this CofE/UNECE/APC work considered the scope for developing common principles of information and participation which might provide a basis for guidelines or a code of practice which internet governance bodies might endorse. In particular, this work looked at the possible relevance to the internet of the information and participation principles included in UNECE's Aarhus Convention, which is concerned with access to environmental decision-making.

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