3:13 pm - Friday December 16, 7746

UN rights committee adopts anti-spying resolution

87 Viewed News Editor Comments Off on UN rights committee adopts anti-spying resolution
Probe human rights abuses in Cote d'Ivoire: UN
Probe human rights abuses in Cote d'Ivoire: UN

United Nations – A UN rights committee Tuesday passed a “right to privacy” resolution drafted by Germany and Brazil, which have led international criticism of reported US spying of their leaders.

The resolution will be put to vote by the 193-member General Assembly in December.

The Third Committee of the UN General Assembly, which deals with social, humanitarian and cultural affairs, unanimously adopted the resolution, saying surveillance and data interception by governments and companies “may violate or abuse human rights”, Xinhua reported

The new resolution seeks to extend personal privacy rights to all people after reports of massive global eavesdropping by the US National Security Agency (NSA).

The resolution voiced deep concern over “the negative impact” that this kind of surveill! ance, “in particular when carried out on a mass scale, may have on the ! exercise and enjoyment of human rights.”

A total of 55 countries, including France and Russia, co-sponsored the resolution, which made a light reference to the US spying after the leakage by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Observers said the consensus on the resolution indicates it will be adopted easily at the General Assembly.

Don't miss the stories followIndiaVision News & Information and let's be smart!
Loading...
0/5 - 0
You need login to vote.
Filed in
No confirmation on invitees for Syria conference: UN

No confirmation on invitees for Syria conference: UN

Berlusconi faces parliamentary ejection vote

Berlusconi faces parliamentary ejection vote

Related posts