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6 Mar 2014

Phil Bloomer, Executive Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, and Annabel Short, Program Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Blog: "Where Open Net and Human Rights Met"

Over the past three days, over 700 delegates from 50 countries came together in San Francisco to discuss technology and human rights at RightsCon. In the closing session, Access Director Brett Solomon said the discussions had reached a “whole new level” from the previous RightsCon in Rio, two years ago, and that a new “lexicon” was emerging. Part of that new lexicon, from where we were sitting, is the meeting of internet freedom activists and “business and human rights” activists – pooling their passions and strategies behind the common cause of greater human emancipation, empowerment, dignity and equality...