Conceptualising Accountability and Recourse
This article considers human rights concepts, the Internet and accountability mechanisms for internet-related human rights violations. In particular, the author considers how the Internet has impacted the effectiveness and operation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Charter of the United Nations. The article concludes that taking a rights-based approach to the Internet and human rights may provide a way to negotiate these complex issues and allow greater access to, and measurement of, accountability mechanisms.
Publisher: APC and Hivos
Keywords: Human Rights; Internet; Universal Declaration of Human Rights; Charter of the United Nations; Accountability
Research Type: Commissioned Report for External Body