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African Region: Internet shutdowns and other overreaching restrictions constitute an unlawful assault on human rights

Experts at a panel discussion convened to launch the ICJ’s Legal Guidance on Internet Shutdowns and Restrictions in Africa, live-streamed on 11 August, called attention to the wide-ranging human rights impacts of restrictions on the internet and shutdowns across the continent. In recent years, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a dramatic rise […]

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