Thank you very much Mr. President, Excellencies, ladies and gentleman. Thank you for this first opportunity to address the Human Rights Council.
Last summer, during your 26th session, the Council entrusted me with the mandate to promote and protect the right to freedom of opinion and expression, for which I’d like to express my gratitude and humility. Today I am pleased to present to you my first annual report as Special Rapporteur. In this presentation I will spend the bulk of my time highlight the conclusions I’ve drawn from my study of digital security and freedom of opinion and expression. But I want to begin with a note concerning my activities and reflections.