In an effort to improve international privacy rights, the United Nations Human Rights Council yesterday established a special rapporteur on the right to privacy. Special rapporteurs are expert individuals appointed with specific mandates to investigate, monitor, and report on particular human rights concerns that range from access to water to extrajudicial killings. Yesterday’s Resolution on
U.N. Human Rights Council Addresses Human Rights on the Internet
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On July 5, 2012, the U.N. Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on the promotion, protection, and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet.
The U.N. General Assembly established the Human Rights Council in 2006 to replace the former U.N. Commission on Human Rights. The Council consists of 47 U.N. member states from all…