Right to Internet Access: Quid Iuris?

A. von Arnauld, K. von der Decken, M. Susi (eds), The Cambridge Handbook on New Human Rights. Recognition, Novelty, Rhetoric, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, 2019

14 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2019

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Oreste Pollicino

Bocconi University - Department of Law

Date Written: May 31, 2019

Abstract

While dealing with the issue at the heart of this paper a fundamental question has to be tackled in greater depth: is the right to access to the Internet a human right (or a fundamental right: below is my attempt to introduce a terminological clarification in this regard) which enjoys a semantic, conceptual and constitutional autonomy? In other words, is access to the Internet an autonomous right or only a precondition for enjoying, among others, freedom of expression1? Why does the classification as a free-standing or derived right matter? Does it carry normative implications or is it primarily a rhetorical tool?

Keywords: Internet access; Constitutional law; Freedom of expression

Suggested Citation

Pollicino, Oreste, Right to Internet Access: Quid Iuris? (May 31, 2019). A. von Arnauld, K. von der Decken, M. Susi (eds), The Cambridge Handbook on New Human Rights. Recognition, Novelty, Rhetoric, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3397340

Oreste Pollicino (Contact Author)

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