International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 6 (2018)

Ethiopia computer crime law in light of international human right laws: A critical analysis


Tadesse Woldesenbet Gallo, D. Surya Prakasa Rao

Ethiopia computer crime proclamation deals with burning issues, ranging from an illicit access to computer systems to disseminating spam and fighting against child pornography. Further, the proclamation establishes a number of novel criminal activities that are probably to impact on the enjoyment of constitutionally guaranteed rights like right to privacy and freedom of expression. The Internet is fast becoming a way of life for a number of people and also a way of living because of growing dependence and reliance of the mankind on these machines. Internet has facilitated the use of website communication, email and a lot of anytime anywhere IT solutions for the betterment of human kind. Internet has entered in all the spheres of human life because the digital world came into existence. The fields like trade, education, corporate sectors, transportation, and communication are highly prejudiced by internet. Internet plays an essential role to make human beings comfortable in their routine life. The computer crime has, of course, become the most occurring instance currently. An internet is increasingly being used for communication, commerce, advertising, banking, education, research and entertainment. It has become a place to do all sort of activities which are prohibited by law. It is increasingly being used for pornography, gambling, trafficking in human organs and prohibited drugs, hacking, infringing copyright, terrorism, violating individual privacy, money laundering, fraud, software piracy and corporate espionage, to name a few. There is hardly any human activity that is not touched by the internet. Institutions that follow up cases of computer crime have been vested the power to control nationwide computer crimes. The author of the article suggests that the provisions of the computer law are made so strict that it might impede constitutionally guaranteed human and democratic rights of citizens especially right to privacy and freedom of expression.
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Tadesse Woldesenbet Gallo, D. Surya Prakasa Rao. Ethiopia computer crime law in light of international human right laws: A critical analysis. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 6, 2018, Pages 126-131
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