"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..."