Human Rights

Human Rights Council.Venezuela, Burundi, UAE win UNHRC seats; Pakistan defeated

NEW YORK. Oct. 28, 2015 — Despite widespread criticism of their human rights records in a report presented yesterday at the UN, Venezuela, UAE, Burundi, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Kyrgyzstan, and Togo easily won election today to 3-year terms on the 47-nation UN Human Rights Council.

UN. Zuckerberg to the UN: The Internet Belongs to Everyone

HOODIE. A reputation is a  hard thing to shake. Like when a UN moderator introduces Mark Zuckerberg by commenting that he is almost unrecognizable without his hoodie. Zuckerberg hasn’t worn a hoodie in nearly three years.

In fact, he was looking remarkably comfortable in his suit at the UN last weekend as he joined a group of speakers from global NGOs.

UN. Human Rights Council. Sept.14 - Oct.2, 2015

SPEACH. Oral Update by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights at the Human Rights Council 30th Session.

 Mr President, Excellencies,

Whistleblowers. David Miranda explains why we need the 'Snowden Treaty' to protect our privacy

RIGHT TO PRIVACY. Legal experts have drafted a treaty named after NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden that would obligate nations to enact laws against mass surveillance and uphold the right to privacy.


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