The United Nations General Assembly should approve a new resolution and make clear that indiscriminate surveillance is never consistent with the right to privacy, five human rights organizations said in a November 20, 2013 letter to members of the United Nations General Assembly.
Leaders of G20 countries should take concrete action to show support for human rights and civil society during the G20 summit in St. Petersburg. They should meet nongovernmental organizations, for example.
The shocking detention of David Miranda, partner of Glenn Greenwald, a journalist at the Guardian, at London’s Heathrow airport on August 18, 2013, appears aimed at punishing or intimidating journalists.
Brazil should ensure that qualified, independent experts are appointed to a new federal body created to combat and prevent torture, Human Rights Watch said today. The body should havesufficient resources and political support to carry out its mandate effectively.