ONU consagra acesso à Internet como direito humano

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As Nações Unidas consagram recentemente o acesso à internet com um direito humano. Deve ser respeitado como tal. É um avanço importante, num processo com avisos anteriores que apontavam para este culminar. Já em 2011 a ONU tinha apontado para que o acesso à internet era um direito humano básico. Espreite parte do documento que consagra este Direito:

“The Human Rights Council,

Guided by the Charter of the United Nations,

Reaffirming the human rights and fundamental freedoms enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and relevant international human rights treaties, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,

Recalling all relevant resolutions of the Commission on Human Rights and the Human Rights Council on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, in particular Council resolution 20/8 of 5 July 2012 and 26/13 of 26 June 2014, on the promotion, protection, and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet, as well as resolutions 12/16 of 2 October 2009, on freedom of opinion and expression, 28/16 of 24 March 2015, on the right to privacy in the digital age, and 23/2 of 13 June 2013, on the role of freedom of opinion and expression in women’s empowerment, and 31/7 of 23 March 2016, on the rights of the child: information and communications technologies and child sexual exploitation, and also recalling General Assembly resolutions 68/167 of 18 December 2013 and 69/166 of 18 December 2014, on the right to privacy in the digital age, 70/184 of 22 December 2015, on

information and communications technologies for development, and 70/125 of 16 December 2015, containing the outcome document of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the overall review of the implementation of the outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (…)”