UN reports on the issue of State surveillance and freedom of expression

by George Chetcuti [Published on 10 June 2013 / Last Updated on 10 June 2013]

The UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva presents its report that marks the first time the UN has emphasized the centrality of the right to privacy to democratic principles and the free flow of speech and ideas.

UN report states that: State surveillance of communications is ubiquitous, and such surveillance severely undermines citizens’ ability to enjoy a private life, freely express themselves and enjoy their other fundamental human rights.

Read the full report here - http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/HRBodies/HRCouncil/RegularSession/Session23/A.HRC.23.40_EN.pdf

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