Why Internet Access is a Human Right: What We Can Do To Protect It

4 Pages Posted: 9 Jun 2017

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Steven Feldstein

Boise State University, School of Public Service; Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Date Written: June 1, 2017

Abstract

Although the UN Human Rights Council has increasingly recognized that offline rights, such as the right to free speech and the right to peaceful assembly, should apply online as well, human rights law does not include explicit protections for online expression and association.

Keywords: human rights, democracy, rule of law

Suggested Citation

Feldstein, Steven, Why Internet Access is a Human Right: What We Can Do To Protect It (June 1, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2982165 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2982165

Steven Feldstein (Contact Author)

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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace ( email )

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