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Research into Human Rights Protocol Considerations

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (hrpc RG)
Expired & archived
Authors Niels ten Oever , Corinne Cath
Last updated 2016-08-27
Replaces draft-dkg-hrpc-glossary, draft-varon-hrpc-methodology
Replaced by draft-irtf-hrpc-research
RFC stream Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)
Intended RFC status Informational
Additional resources Mailing list discussion
Stream IRTF state Replaced
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IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-irtf-hrpc-research
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The proliferating convolution of Internet and society increases the impact of the Internet on the lives of individuals. Because of this, the design and development of the architecture of the Internet also has a growing impact on society. This has led to an broad recognition that human rights [UDHR] [ICCPR] [ICESCR] have a role in the development and management of the Internet [HRC2012] [UNGA2013] [NETmundial]. It has also been argued that the Internet should be strengthened as a human rights enabling environment [Brown]. This document provides a proposal for a vocabulary to discuss the relation between human rights and Internet protocols, an overview of the discussion in technical and academic literature and communities, a proposal for the mapping of the relation between human rights and technical concepts, and a proposal for guidelines for human rights considerations, similar to the work done on the guidelines for privacy considerations [RFC6973]. Discussion of this draft at: //


Niels ten Oever
Corinne Cath

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