GNI Submission to UN Human Rights on Internet Shutdowns

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February 10, 2022  |  Policy

The Global Network Initiative (GNI) welcomes this opportunity to provide input to UN Human Rights on the preparation of the thematic report on Internet shutdowns and human rights, as requested in Human Rights Council resolution 47/22, “to study the trend in Internet shutdowns, analysing their causes, their legal implications and their impact on a range of human rights, including economic, social and cultural rights.”

In our submission, we note the rising trend of internet shutdowns and network disruptions, especially in politically charged moments, at a time when the internet has become essential to basic services worldwide. We note the challenges in identifying and responding to disruptions, and highlight the importance of multistakeholder cooperation in mitigating the effects of disruptions. Read more in the full submission.

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