Internet restrictions violate human rights- United Nations

United-Nations logoUnited Nations in a report published by it on Friday warned that restrictions imposed by governments upon right to freedom of opinion and expression on internet are the violation of human rights. Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights lays down the types of restrictions that would be considered as the obligations upon the party states to guarantee the right to freedom of expression. In the report Frank Larue, UN special designate appointed to submit the report on freedom of expression provides examples of governments restricting, controlling, manipulating and censoring Internet content without any legal basis for imposing such restrictions.

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