The report highlights the jurisprudence across the global South on the legality of internet shutdowns. It addresses the growing challenge of government-mandated disruptions of internet access worldwide, mainly under the guise of safeguarding public order and upholding national security interests. The report also considers how internet access restriction has been used to quell dissent, particularly during moments of intense political turmoil such as protests, anniversaries of key historical events, civil unrest, and elections.
Aayush Rathi, Arindrajit Basu and Anoushka Soni Dialling in the Law: A Comparative Assessment of Jurisprudence on Internet Shutdowns. 2020. https://www.apc.org/sites/default/files/Internet_Shutdowns_20.11.10.pdf