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Security and Counter-Terrorism

Counter terrorism and security measures increasingly involve the use of digital technologies, such as mass surveillance, various forms of profiling and the use of drones, which may place particular groups, including minorities, migrants and human rights defenders at particular risk. What are the international human rights standards that apply to the use of digital technology by law enforcement? What are the human rights standards applicable for legislation and use of counter-terrorism measures involving digital technologies?

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Civic space and content governance; Security – Counter-Terrorism

Special Rapporteurs

Link between ICT and the sexual exploitation of children

Report presented to the 43rd session of the HRC in 2020 providing an overview of the Special Rapporteur's activities since her previous report, focusing on the link between ICT and the sexual exploitation of children

2020

Civic space and content governance; Security – Counter-Terrorism

Special Rapporteurs

Child pornography on the Internet

Report presented to the 61st session of the Commission on Human Rights in 2005 on child pornography on the Internet

2005

Civic space and content governance ; Security – Counter-Terrorism

Special Rapporteurs

Issue of targeted killings through armed drones

Report presented to the 44th session of the HRC in 2020 addressing the issue of targeted killings through armed drones, particularly in light of the proliferation in the use of drones and their expanding capability over the last five years and makes recommendations designed to regulate their use and enhance accountability.

2020

Civic space and content governance; Security – Counter-Terrorism

Special Rapporteurs

Issue of information and communication technologies and the sale and sexual exploitation of children

Report presented to the 28th session of the HRC in 2015 on the issue of information and communication technologies and the sale and sexual exploitation of children

2015

Privacy, surveillance, data; Security – Counter-Terrorism

Special Rapporteurs

Mass digital surveillance for counter-terrorism purposes

Report presented to the 34th session of the HRC in 2017 on the developments that have taken place in connection with the principal issues addressed in each of his previous thematic reports, including on the use of remotely piloted aircraft in extraterritorial lethal counter-terrorism operations and mass digital surveillance for counter-terrorism purposes

2017

Security – Counter-Terrorism

Special Rapporteurs

Issue of targeted killings through armed drones

Report presented to the 44th session of the HRC in 2020 addressing the issue of targeted killings through armed drones, particularly in light of the proliferation in the use of drones and their expanding capability over the last five years and makes recommendations designed to regulate their use and enhance accountability.

2020

Civic space and content governance; Security – Counter-Terrorism

Special Rapporteurs

Child pornography on the Internet

Report presented to the 12th session of the HRC in 2009 on child pornography on the Internet

2009

Privacy, surveillance, data; Security – Counter-Terrorism

Special Rapporteurs

Counter terrorism and mass digital surveillance

Report presented to the 69th session of the UNGA in 2014 on counter terrorism and mass digital surveillance

2014

Security – Counter-Terrorism

Special Rapporteurs

Impact of new technology with regard to the protection of the right to life such as armed drones and autonomous weapons

Report presented to the 71st session of the UNGA in 2016 providing an update on some of the areas covered by the mandate from 2010 to 2016 and comments on some of the current issues in the area of the right to life, including on the impact of new technology with regard to the protection of the right to life such as armed drones, autonomous weapons, and fact-finding through information and communications technologies

2016