[IRPCoalition] Oral statement +HRC28 briefing note- UN Human Rights Council re: SR on the right to privacy
anriette at apc.org
Tue Mar 17 13:53:57 EET 2015
Apologies for cross posting.. but just in case.
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Subject: Re: [bestbits] Oral statement +HRC28 briefing note- UN Human
Rights Council re: SR on the right to privacy
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:42:21 -0400
From: Deborah Brown <deborah at apc.org>
Reply-To: Deborah Brown <deborah at apc.org>
To: bestbits at lists.bestbits.net
The joint oral statement on the special rapporteur on the right to
privacy was delivered at the HRC on Friday, with the support of over 90
organisations. We've posted the statement as delivered here:
The resolution to create a new special rapporteur on the right to
privacy is currently being negotiated and a draft of the resolution
should be available online soon.
Also, I wanted to belatedly share with you a briefing document on
internet-related human rights issues being covered at the current HRC
session developed by APC and Access.
This session of the HRC includes discussion of the right to privacy,
surveillance when countering terrorism, violence against children
online, and copyright policy and the right to science and culture.
All the best,
On 3/2/15 6:31 PM, Deborah Brown wrote:
> Dear all,
> As you might be aware, there is an ongoing effort to establish a UN
> Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy. The Human Rights Council
> is expected to consider this at its current session, which began today
> in Geneva.
> If established, the rapporteur will provide much-needed leadership and
> guidance on developing an understanding of the scope and content on
> the right to privacy, as well as strengthening the monitoring of
> states and companies' compliance with their responsibility to respect
> and protect the right to privacy in their laws, policies and practices.
> We have been working with Privacy International and others to develop
> an oral statement (attached), which will be delivered during the
> session of the Council. We are inviting NGOs to join this statement in
> order to send a strong signal of support for the creation of a Special
> Rapporteur on the right to privacy.
> Given the previous interest on Best Bits in privacy and surveillance
> issues, I wanted to share this statement here to give you the
> opportunity to sign on. If your organisation is interested to join
> it, please email Tomaso Falchetta (at tomasof at privacyinternational.org
> <mailto:tomasof at privacyinternational.org>) and Shawna Finnegan
> (shawna at apc.org) by *no later than Wednesday, 11 March*.
> *Please note that this statement is not for publication before 13 March. *
> All the best,
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