Security & privacy

NGOs at the Human Rights Council: Apply human rights law to state surveillance

GENEVA 20 September 2013 (APC)

Civil society organisations today called upon the members of the Human Rights Council (HRC) to assess whether national surveillance laws and activities are in line with their international human rights obligations.

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Applying human rights law to state surveillance

20 September 2013
GENEVA 20 September 2013 () -

Principles are launched seeking to update understandings of human rights to reflect modern surveillance technologies and techniques.

Civil society organisations on Friday, September 20 called upon the members of the Human Rights Council (HRC) to assess whether national surveillance laws and activities are in line with their international human rights obligations.

The Snowden revelations ha

Civil Society Statement read by APC to the Human Rights Council on Canada UPR report

By Shawna Finnegan (September 2013, APC )
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HRC 24: Joint Statement by NGOs in the Republic of Korea on intelligence agencies’ internet surveillance

GENEVA

Jinbonet, APC member in South Korea, submitted a written statement to the 24th session of the Human Rights Council, together with other NGOs from South Korea.

APC at the 24th Human Rights Council

GENEVA 13 September 2013 (APC)

Against the backdrop of the recent Snowden revelations, APC and other civil society organisations are participating the 24th session of the HRC, which is taking place from 9-27 September 2013 in Geneva.

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Human Rights Council: Launch of international principles on human rights and surveillance

NEW YORK 12 September 2013

The event, co-organised by APC, will take place on Friday in Geneva. Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Frank La Rue, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, will provide some introductory remarks.

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Lavabit shuts up shop to avoid ‘big brother’ encroachments

JOHANNESBURG 5 September 2013 (Phil Mincher for APCNews)

Some email providers and other internet intermediaries have opted to shut down operations before “big brother’’ interferences gather more momentum.

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Joint statement on surveillance at the UN Human Rights Council’s 24th session

(September 2013, APC, Access, Reporters Without Borders (RWB), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Privacy International )

APC, together with Access, Reporters Without Borders (RWB), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Privacy International have submitted a written statement to the UN Human Rights Council’s 24th session. The statement highlights the need to bring surveillance practices in line with international human rights norms, in a manner consistent with the International principles on the application of human rights to communications surveillance, and makes specific recommendations to the HRC.

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PRESS RELEASE: Civil society coalition urges the US government to respect and promote the human rights of non-US persons

NEW YORK 29 August 2013 (AL for APCNews)

APC and other civil society organisations that are part of the Best Bits coalition have submitted a comment to the US Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, to denounce the different treatment that the United States gives to non-U.S. persons, who are excluded from existing protections against surveillance targeting.

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