This report examines the outcomes of a three-year pilot project to strengthen human rights due diligence and corporate responsibility among a critical subset of Internet infrastructure providers: registries and registrars.
The pilot project carried out in partnership with three Internet registries and registrars – Stichting Internet Domeinregistratie Nederland (SIDN), Blacknight, and Public Interest Registry (PIR) – was designed to produce a publicly-available model for assessing the particular human rights impacts and risks of Internet infrastructure providers, apply the tool to develop recommendations for each partner company, and educate staff of each partner company on the human rights framework and human rights due diligence.
The project outcome report presents observations, conclusions, and recommendations.
The outcomes of this project, i.e. the report and the human rights assessment tool, are intended to serve as essential resources for Internet infrastructure providers to meet their responsibility to respect human rights, as well as for civil society and academic stakeholders that are working toward the widespread adoption of human rights due diligence across the sector.
ARTICLE 19 and the Danish Institute for Human Rights: Digital freedom: Building an Internet Infrastructure that Protects Human Rights, 2021. https://www.article19.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/A19-and-DIHR-pilot-project-outcome-report_FINAL.pdf