FREEDOM OF EXPRESION AND THE INTERNET

Authors

  • Denis-Roxana Gavrilă

Abstract

Internet access in the age of speed and technology is a click away, from everyone who is surrounded by technology. But access to the internet, among all the benefits it contains, also implies guaranteeing respect for human rights. There are countries that have recognized in their jurisdiction access to the internet, countries such as Costa Rica, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece and Spain. The state does not have the right to restrict the access to the internet of its citizens, which has already been recognized by a resolution of the UN Human Rights Council in 2016. But this permissiveness of the state is not an absolute right, in the sense that any individual can use the virtual space in any way. There are also limits on the access to the Internet, in order to respect human rights. In the article below I will show how and why human rights must be respected in the sphere of the Internet, and also freedom of expression and what levers have or should have states to guarantee these rights through national human rights institutions.

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Studies and Articles