Access to internet as a human right -justification and comparative study

Mehrotra, Abhinav (2021) Access to internet as a human right -justification and comparative study. Comparative Law Review, 27. pp. 313-328. ISSN 23917644

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This paper advances a human rights perspective to the understanding of internet access by viewing it through a comparative lens with reference to countries in Europe, and the USA, India, and China. The question that is explored is: does internet access warrant recognition as a stand-alone human right, or is it sufficient that access is so bound up with one or more existing rights that formal recognition is unnecessary? Through this paper an effort has been made to analyse whether having a right to internet access as a human right is possible and to argue for the need to recognise such a right given the importance such a right holds, as can be seen especially during the ongoing pandemic when every aspect of life has been shifted to the online mode.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Comparative perspective | International human rights law | Internet access | State responsibility and COVID 19
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Social Sciences > Law and Legal Studies
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Law School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2022 11:26
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2022 11:26
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