Together with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the ICCPR forms what is called the International Bill of Human Rights.

The texts of the ICCPR and ICESCR were were developed from 1949 until 1966 by the UN. (source)

Treaty text.

How the treaty relates to Internet governance

  • The right of peoples to self-determination (article 1).
  • Protection of privacy, correspondence, honour and reputation (article 17).
  • Freedom of thought, conscience and religion (article 18).
  • Freedom of opinion and freedom of expression (article 19).
  • Cultural freedoms of minorities (article 27).



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