In a landmark win for seven members of the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO), the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the UK’s mass surveillance practices violate privacy and freedom of expression. CELS joins all its fellow INCLO members in celebrating this victory.
Digital security expert Ramy Raoof says state surveillance has harmful consequences even when it is not used to persecute people. Ramy has worked extensively in the Middle East and North Africa, and came to Argentina on the initiative of the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO).
In the midst of a wave of unpunished violence against journalists and human rights defenders, it has come to light that the Mexican government is running surveillance and spying on members of the press, activists and political parties. Human rights organizations are calling for an investigation of these acts by a panel of independent experts.