Internet Bill of Rights

13 November 2007 - A Dynamic Coalition on Human Rights in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil



Hon. Min. Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira, Minister of Culture, Brazil
Prof. Stefano Rodotà, University of Rome, Italy Catherine Trautmann, Member of the European Parliament, France
Mr. Carlos Affonso Pereira de Souza, Fundaçao Getulio Vargas, Brazil
Ms. Robin Gross, IP Justice, United States

Moderator: Mr. Vittorio Bertola, Società Internet, Italy


The “Internet Bill of Rights” coalition, founded at the Athens IGF, has been prompting for the last year a discussion on the appropriate instruments to further the advancement and enforcement of human rights over the Internet, and on the types of rights, both traditional and innovative, to be covered by such instruments.

After the introductory remarks of two extremely distinguished panelists, coalition members will summarize the emerging trends from this year's work, as an input into an open discussion with the audience about possible next steps for year 2008.

This workshop aims to be a brainstorming session where communalities among the different views on this matter are extracted, so to lead to shared proposals and stock-taking commitments for immediate working items.