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The internet, development, human rights and the law in Africa, edited by Danwood M. Chirwa and Caroline B. Ncube

Summary
"This book tracks and critiques the impact of the internet in Africa. It explores the legal policy implications of, and legal responses to, the internet in matters straddling human rights, development, trade, criminal law, intellectual property, and social justice from the perspective of several African countries and the region. Well-known and emerging African scholars consider whether access to the internet is a human right, the implications on the right to privacy, e-commerce, cybercrime, the opportunities and dangers of admitting electronic evidence, the balancing of freedom of expression with the protection of intellectual property, and how different African legal systems address this tension. This book will be an invaluable resource for a wide range of stakeholders, including researchers, scholars and postgraduate students; policymakers and legislators; lawyers and judicial officers; crime-fighting agencies; national human rights institutions; civil society organisations; international and regional organisations; and human rights monitoring bodies"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Endorsements -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Tables -- About the Contributors -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1. The Internet, Development and Human Rights in Africa: Introduction -- 2. Access to the Internet as a Human Right -- 3. Privacy as a Human Right in Africa and the Global Internet -- 4. Data Subject Privacy and mHealth: Insights from Kenya and South Africa -- 5. The Internet, Freedom of Expression and Intellectual Property -- 6. A Legal Framework for e-Commerce in Africa: Progress and Prospects -- 7. ICTs, Crime and Human Rights: The African Experience -- 8. The Internet and Dispute Resolution -- 9. The Internet and the Law of Evidence -- 10. The Internet, Development and Human Rights in Africa: Reflections and Insights -- Index
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Copyright
Physical Description
1 online resource (250 pages)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781000852219

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