5TH GENERATION CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Gediminas Bučiūnas

Abstract


The aim of this paper is to identify possible avenues for the application of 5th generation cellular technology as a tool to protect human rights in criminal procedures. The author is going to overview and analyze international and national legal grounds for the usage of this advanced technology in tackling criminal offences.
The novelty of this paper is that this type of research has not yet been carried out in depth in either Lithuania or Latvia. The majority of research on advanced technology and human rights was and is still focused on the possible threats to human rights which can be caused by new technologies, especially in the area of communication. But let us consider this area of research from a fresh perspective and thereby raise an important question: How does 5th generation cellular technology help with the protection of human rights during pre-trial investigation? The research of this topic and the answers to the question outlined above will allow us:
to build a conceptual approach to the usage of 5th generation cellular technology in
the area of criminal procedure from the perspective of the protection of human rights;
to identify specific areas in criminal procedure where new technology can be used
most successfully in the detection and investigation of criminal offences;
to have clear avenues for employing 5th generation cellular technology for better protection of human rights during pre-trial investigation.


Keywords


5th generation cellular technology, human rights, criminal offence, criminal proceeding, pre-trial investigation.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.13165/SMS-19-11-1-04

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