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Introducing The Hague Declaration

May 13, 2008, 17:15 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"When one thinks of international human rights, one thinks of The Hague--home of the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court, and the situs of an increasing number of Tribunals chartered to redress the assaults on human dignity that inexcusably continue to plague this planet. It is therefore appropriate that The Hague has been chosen to witness yet another pronouncement in defense of human rights. That pronouncement has been titled The Hague Declaration by the new international group, called the Digital Standards Organization ('Digistan,' for short), that crafted it. In this blog entry, I'll talk about what the Declaration is all about, and what it is intended to achieve.

"The basic premise is that as more and more of our basic freedoms (speech, assembly, interaction with government, and so on) move from the real to the virtual world, care must be taken to ensure that our ability to exercise these freedoms is not inadvertently eroded or lost..."

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