Human Rights and the Internet

Human Rights and the Internet


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Human Rights and the Internet by S. Hick

The Internet is having an increasing influence on our lives, but what implications does it hold for human rights? How can it be used to promote and protect them? This book, written by an accomplished group of activists, writers and academics, describes the development and use of the Internet for human rights, examines its impact across the world and upon various sectors of society, and discusses current and future trends in human rights promotion and protection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333777336
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 08/01/2000
Edition description: 2000
Pages: 257
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

LLOYD AXWORTHY Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada
RICHARD PIERRE CLAUDE Professor Emeritus of Government and Politics, University of Maryland and Visiting Professor, Princeton University
MARSHALL CONLEY Professor of Political Science, Acadia University
GLYN FORD Member of the European Parliament
JACQUES GAUTHIER International Adviser and Counsellor
EDWARD F. HALPIN Senior Lecturer, School of Information Management, University of Leeds
MARK ERIK HECHT Deputy Director of Human Rights Internet, Ottawa
STEVEN HICK Professor, Carleton University, Ottawa
ERIC HOSKINS Senior Adviser to Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister
MICHAEL KATZ-LACABE Chair of Derechos Human Rights, non-governmental organization
MARGARITA LACABE Executive Director of Derechos Human Rights, non-governmental organization
GRAHAM LANE Director of Information Technology, International Secretariat of Amnesty International, London
KAREN MOCK National Director of Information, League for Human Rights, B'nai Brith, Canada
RODNEY NEUFELT Research Associate, Human Rights Internet (HRI)
ALEJANDRO PACHECO International Consultant, Amnesty International, Latin America
LORNA ROTH Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Concordia University, Montreal
SHARON SCHARFE Director of the International Secretariat, Parliamentarians for East Timor
BEN SCHONVELD World Organization Against Torture, Brussels
WAYNE SHARPE Communications Consultant, Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society, Vancouver
ERIC SOTTAS Director of the World Organization Against Torture, Geneva
VALERIE STEEVES Director, Technology and Human Rights Project, University of Ottawa
ARIEL TEPLITSKY Human Rights Activist and Journalist
PATTI WHALEY Deputy General Secretary, International Secretariat of Amnesty International
STEVE WRIGHT Director, Omega Foundation

Table of Contents

Foreword; M.Robinson Preface; A.Hussein Notes on the Contributors Introduction; E.Halpin, S.Hick & E.Hoskins The Mouse is Mightier than the Sword; L.Axworthy The European Parliament and Human Rights on the Internet; G.Ford Human Rights NGOs: Our Love Hate Relationship with the Internet; P.Whaley Rebel Internet: Human Rights and the New Technology; W.Sharpe Internet Solidarity: Grassroots Movement Struggles for Human Rights; A.Teplinsky & S.Hick Doing Human Rights Online: The Derechos' Cyberbirth; M.Katz & M.Lacabe Information Overload: How Increased Information Flows Affect the Work of the Human Rights Movement; E.Sottas & B.Schonveld The Internet in Africa: A Turning Point in the Struggle for Human Rights; J.Gauthier Human Rights and the Internet in South America; A.Pacheco Human Rights and the Internet in Europe; G.Lane Human Rights on the Internet in Asia: Promoting the Case of East Timor on the Internet; S.Scharge Hate on the Internet; K.Mock The Internet and International Children's Rights; M.Hecht & R.Neufeld Women's Voices Against the War: The Internet in the Fight for Human Rights During the War in the Former Yugoslavia; D.Knezevic Reflections on the Colour of the Internet; L.Roth Privacy, Free Speech and Community: Applying Human Rights Law to Cyberspace; V.Steeves Political Control and the Internet; S.Wright Communication, Human Rights and Cyberspace; M.Conley & C.Patterson Human Rights Education and the Internet: Its Day Has Come; R.P. Claude & S.Hick Information: An Essential Tool for Human Rights Work; E.Halpin & S.Hick Index

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