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At the U.N., a new push to end surveillance of protesters — and protect their lawyers

7 Jul 2021

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.

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At the U.N., a new push to end surveillance of protesters — and protect their lawyers
7 Jul 2021
At the U.N., a new push to end surveillance of protesters — and protect their lawyers
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Can human rights survive the digital age? Only if we do these things

10 Dec 2020

“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.

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Can human rights survive the digital age? Only if we do these things
10 Dec 2020
Can human rights survive the digital age? Only if we do these things
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COVID-19 & the right to protest: pressing issues at the 44th Human Rights Council

30 Jun 2020

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.

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COVID-19 & the right to protest: pressing issues at the 44th Human Rights Council
30 Jun 2020
COVID-19 & the right to protest: pressing issues at the 44th Human Rights Council
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Four years to a first draft: slow progress toward treaty to bind companies

31 Jan 2019

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.

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Four years to a first draft: slow progress toward treaty to bind companies
31 Jan 2019
Four years to a first draft: slow progress toward treaty to bind companies
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United Nations HRC 39: Oral statement on Egypt’s cybercrime and media regulation law

19 Sep 2018

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.

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United Nations HRC 39: Oral statement on Egypt’s cybercrime and media regulation law
19 Sep 2018
United Nations HRC 39: Oral statement on Egypt’s cybercrime and media regulation law

Internet shutdowns, gender, Net Neutrality, and more at the United Nations

6 Jun 2017

Your guide to the digital rights issues under discussion at the 35th session of the U.N. Human Rights Council.

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Internet shutdowns, gender, Net Neutrality, and more at the United Nations
6 Jun 2017
Internet shutdowns, gender, Net Neutrality, and more at the United Nations

Foreign affairs and local struggles: how diplomats can protect your digital rights

17 May 2017

Diplomats have tools for influencing policy. Here’s how they can help us fight for a free, open, and secure internet.

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Foreign affairs and local struggles: how diplomats can protect your digital rights
17 May 2017
Foreign affairs and local struggles: how diplomats can protect your digital rights

Your digital rights at the United Nations: Human Rights Council 34th session

27 Feb 2017

Your guide to the digital rights issues under discussion at the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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Your digital rights at the United Nations: Human Rights Council 34th session
27 Feb 2017
Your digital rights at the United Nations: Human Rights Council 34th session
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Access Now’s digital rights agenda for the 32nd session of the U.N. Human Rights Council

13 Jun 2016

Here’s what we’re prioritizing this week at the 32nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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Access Now’s digital rights agenda for the 32nd session of the U.N. Human Rights Council
13 Jun 2016
Access Now’s digital rights agenda for the 32nd session of the U.N. Human Rights Council
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Access puts surveillance on agenda for Human Rights Council elections

17 Jul 2015

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.

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Access puts surveillance on agenda for Human Rights Council elections
17 Jul 2015
Access puts surveillance on agenda for Human Rights Council elections