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Human Rights on the Internet, it´s time to catch up!

Human rights are designed to protect human beings. Three billion of these human beings use the Internet. The Human Rights Protocol Consideration Proposed Group (HRPC) hope to bridge the gap between human rights and the Internet, aiming to encode basic human rights as outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) onto future Internet protocols. After undertaking research in order to expose the relationship between protocols and human rights, the group want to propose protocol guidelines to ensure human rights are enshrined online. Considering the beneficial nature of human rights and the quantity of global Internet users, the objectives of the HRPC must surely be popular with everyone… right?