EXAMINING THE NEXUS BETWEEN ICTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN UGANDA: A SURVEY OF THE KEY ISSUES

  • Ronald Kakungulu Mayambala
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Abstract

This paper examines how Uganda regulates one of its most dynamic and innovative industries: the electronic communications sector. Account is also taken of the global and regional context for this area of regulation. The paper also examines how the internet and its related application work taking care of the impact of internet governance on the legal framework for electronic communications in Uganda. The primary aim of the paper is to facilitate a solid understanding of the legal policies on ICTs and Human Rights in Uganda and also seeks to illuminate the rationale and regulatory logic of such policies with the various technological and human rights challenges that they face in Uganda. The themes taken up in this paper are summed up with the following key-words: privacy, data protection, access to information, [electronic] surveillance, internet censorship, cyber-democracy, freedom of expression and hate speech and the rule of law and good governance.

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  • [electronic] surveillance
  • access to information
  • cyber-democracy
  • data protection
  • freedom of expression and hate speech and the rule
  • internet censorship
  • privacy

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