Protection of fundamental rights in a digital age

Protection of fundamental rights in a digital age

Report on an international discussion

Summary

On January 26, 2000, the Dutch Commission on Fundamental Rights in a Digital Age made available its draft proposals for new articles concerning freedom of expression (including the freedom to publish, disseminate or receive ideas and information), the right of respect for private life and privacy (including the privacy of communication), all to be incorporated in the Constitution of the Netherlands (Annexes 1 and 2). Up until now the Dutch Constitution lacked adequate constitutional guarantees to cope with the challenges of new forms and means of information exchange in the information age. This summary reports on the first comments and discussion made. It ends with a few remaining questions.

Index

II. Discussion on the draft proposals of the Commission on Fundamental Rights in the Digital Age
Annex 1. Proposals for new articles to be incorporated in the Constitution of the Netherlands, submitted by the Commission on Fundamental Rights in a Digital Age
Annex 3. Comments by Jacob Palme
Annex 4. Reply to Jacob Palme by Alis Koekkoek
Annex 5. Comments bij Hans Peter Bull
Annex 6. Comments on the remaining questions by Hans Peter Bull
Annex 7. Instruction for the discussion on Fundamental rights in the digital era by dr. L.M. Matthijssen

Publication data

Author(s):
Voermans, W., Koekkoek, A., Matthijssen, L.
Organization(s):
Catholic University Brabant - Schoordijk Institute, WODC
Place of publication:
Tilburg
Publisher:
Catholic University Brabant - Schoordijk Institute
Year of publication:
2000
Signature:
Ra 12.218