Conscious of the opportunities and challenges created by the internet for the exercise and enjoyment of human rights, the Council of Europe has engaged in setting and promoting standards to address these challenges. The key objective consists in guaranteeing that the European Convention of Human Rights applies both offline and online, and member states engage to respect, protect and promote these rights on the internet.

Assessing Challenges
Enhancing Standards

Following the decision of the Committee of Ministers on 16 March 2022 the Russian Federation is no longer a member of the Council of Europe. The website will be updated as soon as possible to take account of this development.

"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"

Art. 10 European Convention on Human Rights


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