Welcome to the wiki for APC's research project, Connecting your rights: Economic, cultural and social rights and the internet. This wiki is a collaborative space for the project team.
Discussions on internet rights are often limited to arguments around “internet freedom”. APC believes that advancing internet rights is also a way to advance economic, social and cultural rights (ESCRs). Some of these rights include: the right to education, the right to an adequate standard of living, and the right to health. In this three-year project, APC will explore how, ultimately, internet policy and regulation can help achieve greater social inclusion.
This work is being carried out with the aid of a grant from the International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada.
1.1 Understanding the ESCR Covenant 1.2 Other declarations and covenants 1.3 Studies, reports & articles
2.1 Case studies 2.1.1 Right to Education 2.1.2 Right to participate in cultural life[Publication pending] 2.1.3 Right to benefit from science and technology[Publication pending]
3) Issue papers
3.1 Internet access and ESCRs 3.2 How the technical community frames the Internet and economic, social and cultural rights