Posts Tagged ‘Frank La Rue’

Five UN experts urge Israel to stop harassment of human rights activist Issa Amro

August 14, 2013

Special Rapporteur Richard Falk. UN Photo/Jess Hoffman

On 13 August 2013 a group of 5 United Nations independent human rights experts expressed deep concern at the alleged ongoing judicial harassment, intimidation and abusive treatment directed against Issa Amro, a prominent Palestinian human rights defender. Mr. Amro, a founder of the non-governmental organizations Youth Against Settlements and Hebron Defenders, was arrested and detained 20 times in 2012, and six times in 2013, without being charged Read the rest of this entry »

State surveillance and freedom of expression as seen by UN Rapporteur Frank La Rue

June 7, 2013

United Nations Human Rights Council logo.

For those who missed it or did not want to read the whole report, Carly Nyst wrote on 4 June 2013 an excellent summary of the recent landmark report by the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and the Right to Privacy, Frank la Rue.

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