Is Internet Access a Human Right? – Adam Wagner

12 01 2012

A recent United Nations Human Rights Council report examined the important question of whether internet access is a human right.  Whilst the Special Rapporteur’s conclusions are nuanced in respect of blocking sites or providing limited access, he is clear that restricting access completely will always be a breach of article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the right to freedom of expression. Read the rest of this entry »