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Jul 08, 2016 · Should Internet access be a basic human right? In just a few decades the Internet has become increasingly important to us. It may have started out as the information superhighway, but now it’s the way we spend our downtime, our work day, and our social life. Mar 31, 2020 · Intentionally shutting down or restricting access to the internet violates multiple rights and can be deadly during a health crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch said today. Jul 13, 2020 · Scholars who believe that Internet access is a human right have offered several concrete legal approaches based on existing international conventions and treaties. However, many of these claims Nov 11, 2019 · In 2016, the United Nation's General Assembly adopted a non‐binding resolution regarding ‘The Promotion, Protection and Enjoyment of Human Rights on the Internet’. At the heart of this resolution is the UN's concern that rights that people have offline must also be protected online. Jun 02, 2014 · In 2000 Estonia declared Internet access to be a human right ‘essential for life in the 21st century’. 18 The practical entitlement, however, only extends to free Internet access at public libraries. 19 In 2009, Finnish legislation specified a right for citizens to have Internet access, with ISPs required to offer specific broadband

A United Nations report said Friday that disconnecting people from the internet is a human rights violation and against international law. The report railed against France and the United Kingdom

Jun 10, 2011 COVID-19 exposes why access to the internet is a human right

Why internet access is a basic human right The UN’s declaration that internet access is a basic human right may sound silly, but its actually a big deal for net neutrality

Welcome to Human Rights Internet (HRI) – where people and organizations can access current and reliable human rights information and resources that inspire education, advocacy and dialogue in Canada and beyond. HRI also provides small grants funding for bold human rights ideas. New HRI Grant: FIGHTING RACISM THROUGH HUMAN RIGHTS Why internet access has become a human right | The Independent