The realities of the digital age have prompted the international community to arrive at the consensus that human rights must be protected both offline and online. The Internet has become “an indispensable tool for realizing a range of human rights, combating inequality, and accelerating development and human progress.” During the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, it was the Internet that allowed many to stay virtually present in conference rooms and university classrooms, maintain social contacts, receive and impart up-to-date information. If the Internet is such an important catalyst for the implementation of human rights, should access to the Internet be a right in its own name?
Right to Internet
28 July 2021
Urgent appeal concerning Internet service disruptions in Belarus in the context of the presidential elections of 9 August 2020We, the undersigned NGOs, bring the information on the disruptions of Internet services in Minsk and other cities of the Republic of Belarus, in the context of the presidential elections of 9 August 2020 to the attention of the mandate holders. After setting out the general context of the limitations on freedom of expression, this […]
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