UN resolution to reaffirm human rights on the Net

July 4th, 2014   Theme: Internet Freedom

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) recently adopted a new resolution that reaffirms that “the same rights that people have offline must also be protected online, in particular freedom of expression.” The drafting of the text was led by Sweden and the United States of America among others, and its adaption was supported among 82 UN States while China, Cuba and the Russian Federation were voting in favour of an amendment.

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