This book introduces Cyber Justice as a viable approach for promoting good governance based on human rights norms in the internet. The author defines cyberspace as a borderless public space without common rules or government control mechanisms that protect and foster people's activities within that space. In light of the growing scope of communications and interactions in the internet, the author shows how human rights and governance regimes can be adapted to cyberspace in order to ensure more accountability, transparency and interaction among those who use the internet and those who manage and provide internet services. This book will be of interest for scholars and policymakers interested in establishing governance regimes for cyberspace that will enjoy the support and trust of all users.
Anja Mihr is founder and Program Director of the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Center on Governance through Human Rights in Berlin, Germany. She has held professorships for public policy, international relations and human rights at the Willy-Brandt School of Public Policy, Erfurt University and at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM), University of Utrecht, Netherlands.
Introduction.- Cyber World.- Human Rights.- Public Privacy.- Justice.- Cyber Law.- Shrinking Space.- Code of Conduct.- Regulation and Control.- Cyber Governance.- Social Cyber Contract.- Conclusion: Cyber Justice.