02 Jun 2018 18:59:00Strasbourg 1 June 2018
A Council of Europe delegation will contribute to the discussions of the European Dialogue on...
31 May 2018 11:06:00The Hague 31 May 2018
We live in the age of digital expansion. Technology changes so fast. Technology changes the world...
23 May 2018 12:01:00Strasbourg 23 May 2018
The Council of Europe's Secretary General, Thorbjørn Jagland, today signed collaboration...
The Internet is an aggregate of a vast range of ideas, technologies, resources and policies developed on the assertion of freedom and through collective endeavours in the common interest. It provides a space of freedom, facilitating the exercise and enjoyment of fundamental rights, participatory and democratic processes, and social and commercial activities. Discussions on the governance of Internet are taking place in different national and international fora and involve governments, the private sector and civil society, in their respective roles to shape common views on Internet policies.
The Council of Europe takes an active part in these discussions and dialogue with all stakeholders to secure that the rights and freedoms protected by the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ETS No. 5) are at the forefront of all development regarding Internet.
Leaflet - Safeguarding Human Rights on the Net