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Mapping and Analysis of Privacy Laws and Policies in Africa - Summary Report

Privacy in the digital age has become a preeminent human rights issue, given its intricate connection with, and its being a foundation for the realisation of other rights such as freedoms of expression, information, assembly, and association. Yet, w…

Digital Rights in South Sudan, UPR Submission, Session 40

Digital rights and freedoms should be accorded the same protection as offline rights and freedoms. Protection of freedom of expression, access to information, data protection and privacy have been guaranteed in international and regional instruments…

State of Internet Freedom in Africa 2020: Resetting Digital Rights Amidst the COVID-19 Fallout

The fight against COVID-19 has had a fundamental impact on digital rights and freedoms including freedom of expression, access to information, privacy, assembly and association. It has also undermined civic participation and, in many countries, deep…

State of Internet Freedom in Africa 2021: Effects of State Surveillance on Democratic Participation in Africa

Africa has increasingly become digitalised with technology playing a pivotal role in learning, working, and public participation. However, there is growing concern that rising state surveillance is not only undermining African citizens’ digital righ…

Analysis of the South Sudan Cybercrimes and Computer Misuse Provisional Order 2021

South Sudan, the youngest country in Africa, requires technological transformation to enable economic development as well as freedom of expression and access to information. Article 22 of the Transitional Constitution of South Sudan 2011 guarantees …

Towards an Accessible and Affordable Internet in Africa: Key Challenges Ahead

The internet plays a vital role in the realisation of human development and facilitates the enjoyment of several human rights and freedoms, including the right to freedom of expression and information, the right to education, the right to assembly a…

Survey on Internet Freedom and the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Africa

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a review of the human rights records of all United Nations (UN) Member States. The UPR is a state-driven process under the auspices of the Human Rights Council (HRC), which provi…

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