New book on the internet, law and human rights in Africa

18 Mar 2023
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18 Mar 2023
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Professor Danwood Chirwa (left) and Professor Caroline Ncube (right)

This new book, published 17 March 2023, is a great reflection of collaborative work in the Faculty.  Edited by two Faculty professors, and with a chapter by Private Law lecturer Robin Cupido, the publication also benefited from editorial assistance from Faculty doctoral alums, Desmond Oriakhogba and Chijioke Okorie, now lecturers at UniVen and UP respectively. This strong South African stamp is further reflected through contributions from colleagues at Wits and UKZN.

The book description on the Routledge site outlines the following:

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.

For more information and details of ordering, visit the Routledge site.