ICC policy statement on the freedom of expression and the free flow of information on the Internet

    Prepared by the ICC commission on : Commission on the Digital Economy
    Publication date : 11/07/2012 | Document Number : 373/510

    For many years, ICC has been demonstrating its strong support of human rights ICC was closely involved in the development of the UN “Protect Respect and Remedy” Framework, whose underlying philosophy clearly differentiates the State duty to protect human rights and the corporate responsibility to respect human rights.

    In addition, in the past, ICC has been promoting the freedom of speech, e.g. in its ICC policy statement on the freedom of commercial speech. The Commission on the Digital Economy applauds the Working Group on Business and Human Rights of the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), an affiliate of the Danish Institute of Human Rights, that has been undertaking work in the human rights and business area, such as promoting capacity building, strategic collaboration, advocacy and outreach by NHRIs in accordance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights