A Human Right to Internet Access?

16 05 2010

The 17 May is “World Telecommunication and Information Society Day” the aim of which is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet can bring to societies and economies.   This leads us to reflect on the question of “internet access” as a basic human right.  This is, unsurprisingly, not a right which appears in any “human rights convention” or constitution.  But, it is not just something contemplated by eccentric bloggers.  Such a right received legal recognition by the French “Conseil Constitutionel” last year in Decision n° 2009-580 of June 10th 2009. Read the rest of this entry »