Guatemalan Internet Bill of Rights
The Guatemalan Internet Bill of Rights was carried out through a citizen-led participatory process in which different sectors of civil society created the first long-term agenda on digital issues in the Central American region. A total of 11 workshops, forums, assemblies, discussion forums and inclusive dialogues were held in various geographic locations throughout the country (based on a proposal made by international experts). During these activities, civil society, together with the organizers, commented and wrote a first draft. In addition, courses on digital rights were given. The first sketch was presented on February 22, 2017, along with a request to incorporate it into the government agendas, the private sector and the National Digital Plan. From that day on, a second phase of the process began: an online collaborative space was created, in which citizens could comment on the Bill of Rights before it was presented to the Executive and Legislative Body.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- not backed by constitution nor legislation, nor by any governmental policy or program
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- citizens civil society
- democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision