U.N. experts at RightsCon: digital rights violations enable and escalate violence during crises
Access Now welcomes a U.N. expert statement released at the conclusion of RightsCon 2022 that draws attention to digital rights in conflict and crises.
Why the U.N. is focusing on digital rights during humanitarian crises
Digital rights violations enable and escalate offline violence, deepening humanitarian crises. Our latest brief recaps key developments at the 49th United Nations Human Rights Council, guiding delegates in next steps for advancing global norms and standards to protect digital rights.
Coalition Letter to the 48th U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) on Pegasus
We call on U.N. Human Rights Council to take urgent action to denounce the human rights violations facilitated by NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware.
Act now against spyware, coalition tells U.N. Human Rights Council
As the U.N. Human Rights Council convenes, Access Now is urging member states to denounce abuses facilitated by spyware technologies.
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.