Freedom of Expression
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The 26th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC26) will take place in Geneva from 10 to 27 June. A wide range of internet-related human rights issues will be discussed at this HRC26 session, including racism and the internet, online freedom of expression during elections processes, and technology-related violence against women. These discussions signal a continuing trend at the HRC of a focus on the internet and human rights.…18 December 2015
During the 110th session, the Human Rights Committee conducted its review of US human obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. The shadow reported used the International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance to address the US government’s failures to protect the rights to privacy and expression. It also examined the US government’s failure to comply with the Committee’s interpretation of the extraterritorial application of the ICCPR.…18 December 2015