Liability regimes for online human rights violations

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the implicit construction of liability for human rights violations in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It explores the European Human Rights Conventions as a point of departure and deals with online private life violations, the opposing concepts of “anonymity” and “living together”, and online freedom of speech violations. The chapter examines some local problems and solutions. It focuses on complicity, anonymity and jurisdiction, which are all highly relevant concepts when it comes to online human rights liability. All states have to deal with the complicated issues of liability for online human rights violations, and there is not one single right way of doing it. In December 1948 the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a landmark in international human rights history. All states have to deal with the complicated issues of liability for online human rights violations, and there is not one single right way of doing it.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Rights, Digital Society and the Law : A Research Companion
EditorsMart Susi
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Publication date2020
Edition1.
Pages103-116
Chapter7
ISBN (Print)9781351025386
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
SeriesRoutledge Research in Human Rights Law

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