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International Legal Instruments

Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability: Best Practices Guidelines for Limiting Intermediary Liability for Content to Promote Freedom of Expression and Innovation (2015)

A voluntarily agreed-to code of conduct on intermediary regulation prepare by the global civil society, widely regarded as the benchmark against which the appropriateness of any intermediary liability regime is measured.

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (UN General Assembly, 2011)

The report discusses, inter alia, “some of the ways in which States are increasingly censoring information online, namely through: arbitrary blocking or filtering of content; criminalization of legitimate expression; imposition of intermediary liability; disconnecting users from Internet access, including on the basis of intellectual property rights law; cyberattacks; and inadequate protection of the right to privacy and data protection.” Suggestions and recommendations to improve intermediary regulation are also provided.

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