Module 10: Introduction to Litigating Digital Rights in Africa
Summary Modules on Digital Rights and Freedom of Expression Online in sub-Saharan Africa
- The evolution of the internet and the practicalities of the spread of information online are creating new challenges for protecting human rights.
- Strategic litigation is a powerful tool to advance digital rights and it is increasingly being used in a variety of different and innovative ways.
- Litigating digital rights requires an understanding of how to develop an optimal litigation strategy based on core principles.
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- Litigating at the various regional courts and forums in Africa is a promising strategy but requires lawyers to appreciate the jurisdiction and procedures of the various forums.