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Civic Space and Content Governance; Privacy, Data and Surveillance; Security - Counter-Terrorism; Business and Private Sector

Special Rapporteurs

Reinforcing media freedom and the safety of journalists in the digital age

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Irene Khan

2022

Privacy, Data, and Surveillance; Artificial Intelligence; Discrimination and equality;
Business - Private Sector

Special Rapporteurs

Report on the Freedom of Thought

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the freedom of religion or belief, Ahmed Shaheed

2021

Business - Private Sector

Special Procedures

Technology and corporate respect for human rights

Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises 2019 | Report presented to the 41st session of the HRC in 2019 on the 7th annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, which includes a chapter on technology and corporate respect for human rights

2019

Civic Space and Content Governance; Privacy, Data and Surveillance; Discrimination and Equality; SDGs and Digital Divide; Business and Private Sector; Security - Counter-Terrorism

Human Rights Council

Internet shutdowns: trends, causes, legal implications and impacts on a range of human rights

Report presented at the 50th session of HRC that provides an overview of trends in Internet shutdowns. It contains an analysis of their causes and the legal implications and the impact on human rights thereof, the roles of companies, the existing efforts to promote Internet connectivity and provide development aid, and the relevance of such efforts for detecting, preventing and responding to shutdowns, as well as a set of recommended measures for ending shutdowns and minimizing their impact.

2022

Business - Private Sector

Special Procedures

Technology and corporate respect for human rights

Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises 2019 | Report presented to the 41st session of the HRC in 2019 on the 7th annual Forum on Business and Human Rights, which includes a chapter on technology and corporate respect for human rights

2019

Business - Private Sector

Special Procedures

Corporate human rights due diligence

Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises 2018 | Report presented to the 73rd session of the UNGA in 2018 on business and government action to advance the implementation of corporate human rights due diligence as set out in the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, noting that new technology offers the promise of innovative solutions for improving the way human rights impacts are tracked down the supply chain; that significant innovations involve technology to enable workers? voices to be heard, which can enhance both due diligence and remediation approaches, including in supply chains; that Collaborative initiatives are also being explored in several sectors to use blockchain technology to monitor impacts at all nodes in the supply chain; but that at the same time, when using technology, due consideration needs to be given to the risks of undermining good practice

2018

Civic Space and Content Governance; Privacy, Data and Surveillance, Security -Counter-Terrorism; Business and Private Sector

Human Rights Council

Protection of human rights in the context of peaceful protests during crisis situations

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Clément Nyaletsossi Voule

2022

Business - Private Sector; Discrimination and equality;

Special Procedures

Use of new technologies by business enterprise and the impacts on women?s human rights

Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises 2019 | Report presented to the 41st session of the HRC in 2019 on integrating a gender perspective in implementing the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, which provide, under Principle 13, that business enterprises should ensure that new technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation do not have disproportionate adverse impacts on women's human rights

2019

Privacy, surveillance, data; Civic space and content governance; Business and private sector

Human Rights Council

Freedom of expression, State regulation, and the private sector in the digital age

Report presented to 32nd session of the HRC in 2016 on the freedom of expression, State regulation, and the private sector in the digital age addressing, among other things, content regulation, internet shutdowns, net neutrality, and surveillance as well as digital security, along with submissions by States and civil society on the topic. https://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/FreedomOpinion/Pages/Privatesectorinthedigitalage.aspx

2016