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.

Country: Global

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: US, Internet, human rights, UN Human Rights Committee, intelligence agencies, report, surveillance, privacy, cybersecurity

Posted on Tuesday 4 August 2015

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