Facebook Oversight Board announces outcome of human rights report, publishes case selection & review procedures
Today the Oversight Board is releasing the outcome of a human rights report requested by the Board and delivered by the non-profit organization Business for Social Responsibility (BSR). We are also publishing our procedures for how Board Members select and review cases, as well as how they make policy recommendations to Facebook.
... As a body whose decisions impact users around the world, it is vital that we respect human rights in all aspects of our work.
Recognizing this, in 2019 Facebook asked the non-profit organization BSR to conduct a human rights review of the Board.
The review made a number of recommendations, from making the Board accessible to vulnerable groups, to providing training for Members and staff on human rights issues.
Earlier this year the Board worked with BSR directly, requesting a progress report against their original recommendations based on documents including our Bylaws, Charter and Rulebook.
... Of BSR’s original 34 recommendations, the Board has made:
‘Good progress’ on 17 recommendations.
‘Partial progress’ on nine recommendations, meaning key elements of the BSR’s recommendation are on track to be achieved.
Five recommendations are ‘not yet determined’. As some of these recommendations depend on how the Board operates in practice, the issues they raise will be better addressed as we move into a regular rhythm of decisions next year.
Three recommendations are ‘not yet addressed’...