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
Date Written: May 31, 2019
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
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