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The Resource Human rights and the digital divide, Anne Peacock

Human rights and the digital divide, Anne Peacock

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Human rights and the digital divide
Title
Human rights and the digital divide
Statement of responsibility
Anne Peacock
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Language
eng
Summary
The Internet's importance for freedom of expression and other rights comes in part from the ability it bestows on users to create and share information, rather than just receive it. Within the context of existing freedom of expression guarantees, this book critically evaluates the goal of bridging the 'digital divide' - the gap between those who have access to the Internet and those who do not. Central to this analysis is the examination of two questions: first, is there a right to access the Internet, and if so, what does that right look like and how far does it extend? Second, if there is a right to access the Internet, is there a legal obligation on States to overcome the digital divide? Through examination of this debate's history, analysis of case law in the European Court of Human Rights and Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and a case study of one digital inclusion programme in Jalisco, Mexico, this book concludes that there is indeed currently a legal right to Internet access, but one that it is very limited in scope. The 2012 Joint Declaration on Freedom of Expression and the Internet is aspirational in nature, rather than a representative summary of current protections afforded by the international human rights legal framework. This book establishes a critical foundation from which some of these aspirations could be advanced in the future. The digital divide is not just a human rights challenge nor will it be overcome through human rights law alone. Nevertheless, human rights law could and should do more than it has thus far
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YDX
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Peacock, Anne
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge research in human rights law
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  • Right to Internet access
  • Internet
  • Human rights
  • Digital divide
  • Technology and law
  • Freedom of information
  • Information technology
  • Digital divide
  • Freedom of information
  • Human rights
  • Information technology
  • Technology and law
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Human rights and the digital divide, Anne Peacock
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-240) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 247 pages
Isbn
9781138486065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1083131908
Label
Human rights and the digital divide, Anne Peacock
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 224-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 247 pages
Isbn
9781138486065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)1083131908

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