Temple Law Review Print
Volume 95, No. 4, Summer 2023

For this article in Swahili The idea of a “sovereign identity crisis in the digital age” contains many contested ideas—sovereignty, identity, and even the digital age. Yet it is evident that some form of crisis uniting all of these themes is underway. There are several challenges to the presumed holder of sovereign power—the state—in the […]

By Nanjala Nyabola [PDF]

Dhana ya “mzozo wa utambulisho wa mamlaka makuu” katika enzi ya dijitali ina dhana nyingi zinazobishwa – mamlaka makuu, utambulisho na hata enzi ya dijitali.1 Hata hivyo, ni dhahiri kwamba mzozo wa aina fulani unaounganisha masuala haya yote unaendelea. Huluki inayochukuliwa kumiliki mamlaka makuu – yaani nchi – inapingwa kwa njia mbalimbali kama vile ukinzani, […]

By Nanjala Nyabola [PDF]

The internet brings challenges that threaten national identities and the foundations of what it means to be a state. Well-known challenges include difficulties maintaining important national values, competition threatening local economic plans, and even the inability to maintain a meaningful informational environment for self-governance. These influences are plausibly understood as challenges to some of the […]

By Beth A. Simmons & Rachel A. Hulvey [PDF]

This Essay seeks to contribute to existing scholarship on transnational repression by looking at the practice through the lens of sovereignty. Scholars of transnational repression have primarily focused on understanding the practice of transnational repression, developing databases that map the frequency of acts of transnational repression and its perpetrators, describing state methods and tactics, and […]

By Siena Anstis, Noura Al-Jizawi & Dr. Ronald J. Deibert [PDF]

This short reflection looks at one controversial category reboot in the governance of emerging digital rights, the recent proposals for the establishment of a unique set of new right holders: collectives. In my brief remarks, I wish to direct our attention to this elusive and evolving concept of “collective data rights” and its relationship with […]

By Asaf Lubin [PDF]

A combination of political, sociocultural, and technological shifts suggests a change in the way we understand human rights. Undercurrents fueling this process are digitization and datafication. Through this process of change, categories that might have been cornerstones of our past and present might very well become outdated. A key category that is under pressure is […]

By Juan Ortiz Freuler [PDF]