Tag: Human Rights Council
At the U.N., a new push to end surveillance of protesters — and protect their lawyers
Digital surveillance is threatening the right to protest worldwide. U.N. human rights expert Clément Voule is fighting for strong encryption and tight restrictions on the use of spyware. Here’s why that push is important for human rights lawyers and the activists they represent.
Can human rights survive the digital age? Only if we do these things
“We’re at a human rights tipping point.” On Human Rights Day of 2020, Access Now’s Brett Solomon maps out a pathway to take us to a full implementation and vindication of these rights, not just in principle, but in policy and practice.
COVID-19 & the right to protest: pressing issues at the 44th Human Rights Council
As the 44th session of the Human Rights Council kicks off amid a pandemic and mass protests, we’re closely monitoring action on the issues impacting digital rights globally.
Four years to a first draft: slow progress toward treaty to bind companies
The U.N. Human Rights Council has published the first official draft of a legally binding treaty on business and human rights. It’s a huge achievement, but there is still work to do.
United Nations HRC 39: Oral statement on Egypt’s cybercrime and media regulation law
Our oral statement with APC on the “cybercrime” and media regulation laws in Egypt, delivered by Wafa Ben-Hassine at the 39th session of the U.N. Human Rights Council.
Internet shutdowns, gender, Net Neutrality, and more at the United Nations
Your guide to the digital rights issues under discussion at the 35th session of the U.N. Human Rights Council.
Foreign affairs and local struggles: how diplomats can protect your digital rights
Diplomats have tools for influencing policy. Here’s how they can help us fight for a free, open, and secure internet.
Your digital rights at the United Nations: Human Rights Council 34th session
Your guide to the digital rights issues under discussion at the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Access Now’s digital rights agenda for the 32nd session of the U.N. Human Rights Council
Here’s what we’re prioritizing this week at the 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Access puts surveillance on agenda for Human Rights Council elections
On Wednesday, July 15, Access took the floor at a UN event to discuss candidates for the Human Rights Council. In response, six out of eight participating candidate countries echoed the importance of prioritizing the right to privacy at the Council.