Civic Space and Content Governance

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Civic Space
and Content Governance

A significant part of today’s civic space is online, where individuals and groups express themselves, access information and engage with one another. How do human rights standards apply to State regulation of the online space and online content? What responsibilities do companies have to ensure that / in ensuring their platforms and their content moderation do not interfere with rights guaranteed under international law? How should States and companies approach hate speech, incitement, and disinformation online?

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Civic Space and Content Governance; SDGs and Digital Divide

Special Rapporteurs

Safe digital space for women's equal enjoyment of freedom of opinion and expression

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Irene Khan

2021

Civic Space and Content Governance; Security - counter-terrorism

Human Rights Council

Civil society space: engagement with international and regional organizations

Report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights presented to the 44th session of the Human Rights Council

2020

Civic Space and Content Governance

Special Rapporteurs

Sale and sexual exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material

Special Rapporteur on the sale and sexual exploitation of children, including prostitution, child pornography and other child sexual abuse material

2020

Civic Space and Content Governance

Special Rapporteurs

Report on disinformation

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Irene Khan

2021

Civic space and content governance; Discrimination and equality;

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

General Recommendation on Trafficking of Women and Girls in the Context of Global Migration

General Recommendation No. 38

2020

Civic Space and Content Governance

Human Rights Council

Impact of new technologies on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of assemblies

Report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights presented to the 44th Session of the Human Rights Council

2020

SDGs and Digital Divide; Civic Space and Content Governance

Special Rapporteurs

Disinformation and the right to science

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes, Marcos Orellana, presented to the 48th session of the Human Rights Council

2021

Civic Space and Content Governance

Special Rapporteurs

Combating violence against women journalists, including online violence

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

2020

Civic space and content governance

Special Rapporteurs

Protecting civic space worldwide

Report presented to the 44th session of the Human Rights Council reflecting on ten years protecting civic space worldwide, affirming that technological advances such as facial recognition, artificial intelligence, hacking tools and digital identification, are posing complex challenges to association and assembly rights. Governments are increasingly cutting off access to the Internet and mobile networks to stifle mass demonstrations and silent dissident voices during elections. For many in civil society, the Internet is no longer a safe place, as they have become the growing targets of surveillance and online violence. The slow progress in addressing these challenges points to the urgent need to move beyond commitments to action and accountability

2020