Module 10: Introduction to Litigating Digital Rights in Africa
Litigating digital rights involves some particular challenges related to the digital realm. However, jurisprudence is beginning to develop in domestic as well as regional courts that defends freedom of expression and information online. While some African regional courts struggle with enforcement of their rulings, and not all are easily accessible, they have demonstrated their willingness to rule to defend fundamental human rights, and provide an important avenue for using litigation to advance digital rights in Africa.
For more comprehensive information on how to litigate digital rights in Africa, see Module 6: Litigating Digital Rights Cases in Africa of Media Defence’s Advanced Modules on Digital Rights and Freedom of Expression Online.