The ITU is convening the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from 3-14 December 2012 to review the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs).

The ITRs serve as the binding global treaty designed to facilitate international interconnection and interoperability of information and communication services, as well as ensuring their efficiency and widespread public usefulness and availability. Their review is of relevance to Internet activists because there are fears that it will be used to greatly expand government control over the Internet, in ways that are deeply detrimental to the rights of Internet users.

Rishab Bailey will attend the Conference on behalf of the Internet Democracy Project, as part of the official Indian delegation.

To know more about the importance of the ITRs and the WCIT for Internet users’ rights, read our FAQ here.