Monthly Archives: October 2020

US State Department Releases Guidance to Help US Companies Prevent Foreign Governments from Misusing their Products or Services with Surveillance Capabilities

The U.S. State Department has released guidance to assist U.S. companies seeking to prevent their products or services with surveillance capabilities from being misused by foreign government end-users to commit human rights abuses. Announcing the release of the guidance document on September 30, 2020, State Department spokesman, Mr. Morgan Ortagus, noted …

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2020 Global Legislative Openness Week Opens

The 2020 Global Legislative Openness Week (GLOW) will be observed  from October 26 to 28, 2020 and will provide an opportunity for diverse stakeholders in parliaments, governments and civil society to collaborate and make progress towards adopting and implementing openness commitments GLOW brings an open, participatory legislative process around the …

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MRA Joins Others to Publish Infographic Highlights of Attacks  on Journalists and Free Expression by Kaduna State Government

Enough is Enough (EIE) Nigeria, a network of individuals and organizations campaigning for good governance in Nigeria, partnered with Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and Spaces4Change to publish on September 17, 2020, an infographic highlighting attacks on freedom of expression and journalists by Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, over the …

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UNESCO Issues Guidelines on Role of Judicial Operators in Protecting and Promoting Right to Freedom of Expression Amidst COVID-19

Amidst the global COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken worldwide in response to the outbreak which has had significant implications for human rights, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has issued guidelines on the role of judicial operators in the protection and promotion of the right to …

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