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Rémy Friedmann

Rémy Friedmann

Senior Advisor, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Rémy Friedmann is Senior Advisor on business and human rights at the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs since 2011. He has worked for the Swiss government on the multi-stakeholder process that has led to the creation of an independent Centre for sport and human rights based in Geneva.

He is also the chair of the Board of the association of the International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers (ICoCA), a multi-stakeholder initiative launched by Switzerland, with the over-arching objective to articulate human rights responsibilities of private security companies, and to set out international principles and standards for the responsible provision of private security services.

He has an extensive experience of 30 years in the humanitarian field, human rights and peacebuilding with the Swiss government and international organizations, including the European Union, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the International Committee of the Red Cross.


Regulating (Dis)Content: How Human Rights Can Help Shape Government Content Regulation Efforts

In this session, representatives from a range of key stakeholders will come together to take a closer look at three important considerations for developing content regulation -- transparency, scope of application, and cross-border impacts -- and examine different approaches to each, in particular with respect to the implementation of the State duty to protect human rights in preventing possible infringements of the freedom of expression online.