U.N. Human Rights Committee review on Five Eyes surveillance practices
Last week the U.N. Human Rights Committee issued a report on surveillance practices for seven countries, including “Five Eyes” members US, Canada and the United Kingdom. In the conclusions the Committee strongly condemned the use of surveillance as a violation of the right to privacy.
Access, along with partners at the Brennan Center for Justice and Amnesty International, made a submission to the U.N. Human Rights Committee responding to the follow-up to the recommendations the Committee had made to the U.S. on how to curb the unlawful surveillance conducted by the U.S. National Security Agency.
You can find the Human Rights Committee’s concluding observations in full here.
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