APC at the 24th Human Rights Council

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GENEVA, 13 September 2013 (APC)

APC is participating at the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council, an inter-governmental body responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe.

HRC24 will present an opportunity, in light of the recent Snowden revelations, to further discuss issues of mass surveillance and privacy rights, building on the civil society statement from the last session calling for some means to ensure more systematic attention by the UN to internet related human rights violations.

In partnership with other civil society organisations, APC prepared a “brief”, is co-organising an event on international principles on human rights and surveillance and submitting a written statement .

A webcast of the sessions is available online and you can follow the sessions and parallel events on Twitter, under the hashtag #hrc24. You can also follow APC’s Shawna Finnegan, who will be tweeting live from Geneva.

We’ll be sharing more resources in this page soon.

Related information:
Joint Statement by NGOs in the Republic of Korea [including APC member Jinbonet] on intelligence agencies’ internet surveillance: Electronic surveillance of internet users worldwide should be stopped

Image: Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights during the 24th Session of the Human Rights Council. 9 September 2013. Photo by Jean-Marc Ferré via Flickr .

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