Chapter 3: Human rights
The field of human rights standards has developed since the mid-1990s and represents a large body of international law, institutions, and groups that work to protect and promote human rights at local, regional, and inter- national level. It also includes various research agendas related to human rights mechanisms and standards; the history and philosophy of human rights; human rights and globalization; human rights and security; and so forth. In this chapter, the basics of the human rights regime are introduced. This includes a closer look at some of the rights that have received particu- lar attention in the internet era, as well as an examination of the way human rights have intersected with ICT in four different spheres: civil society, the intergovernmental sphere, the business domain, and the research sphere.
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