The Global Network Initiative (GNI) welcomes the opportunity to engage with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on the practical application of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) to the activities of technology companies ahead […]
GNI has published the Assessment Toolkit, a common methodology to be used by all assessors drawing from the Global Reporting Initiative, UNGPs, and previous assessments. The GNI Board will review company assessments on a rolling basis across its first three meetings in 2019.
The Global Network Initiative (GNI) welcomes the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry project to develop guidance on the corporate responsibility to respect human rights in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. We appreciate the opportunity to […]
GNI Independent Chair Jermyn Brooks has authored a contribution to the Internet & Society Co:llaboratory Discussion Paper on Human Rights and Internet Governance. The article responds to a proposition by Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize.
New technologies have played a catalytic role in […]
A Global Network Initiative Policy Brief[…]
The Global Network Initiative is pleased to announce it will be hosting a workshop at the 6th Annual Internet Governance Forum 2011, held September 27th-30th at the United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya. GNI would like to welcome all those interested to attend the workshop, […]
On the 28th of July, the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations approved a new “General Comment” of Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, giving clear guidance on the legitimate restrictions on freedom of expression that states can make.
The Global […]
Statement of the Global Network Initiative on the OECD’s Update of the Revised Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
The Global Network Initiative welcomes the reference to human rights and Internet freedom in the OECD’s recent update of the Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.
These guidelines are indicative of a broad international consensus on key aspects of the ongoing effort to ensure protection for fundamental rights […]