This module is a resource for lecturers
This section provides a list of (mostly) open access materials that the lecturer could ask the students to read before taking a class based on this Module.
International/regional legal framework
- United Nations, General Assembly (2017). Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the right to privacy . 19 October. A/72/540.
- United Nations, General Assembly, Human Rights Council (2017 ). Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms While Countering Terrorism . 21 February. A/HRC/34/6.
- United Nations, General Assembly (2013). Resolution 68/167: Right to privacy in the digital age. 18 December. A/RES/68.167. » In the Resolution, the General Assembly requested that OHCHR prepare a report on the right to privacy in the digital age. It is to examine, in the words of the resolution: "the protection and promotion of the right to privacy in the context of domestic and extraterritorial surveillance and/or interception of digital communications and collection of personal data, including on a mass scale". The submissions received by OHCHR in response are publicly available.
- United Nations, Human Rights Committee (1988). General Comment No. 16: Article 17 (Right to Privacy) The Right to Respect of Privacy, Family, Home and Correspondence, and Protection of Honour and Reputation . 8 April. HRI/GEN/1/Rev.1.
- United Nations, Human Rights Committee (1999). General Comment No. 27: Article 12 (Freedom of Movement) . 2 November. CCPR/C/21/Rev.1/Add.9.
- United Nations, General Assembly, Human Rights Council (2014). The right to privacy in the digital age: Report of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights . 30 June. A/HRC/27/37.
- Tayler, Letta (2017). Overreach: How New Global Counter-terrorism Measures Jeopardize Rights. Human Rights Watch.
- Gross, Emanuel (2004). " The Struggle of a Democracy against Terrorism - Protection of Human Rights: The Right to Privacy versus the National Interest - the Proper Balance." Cornell International Law Journal, vol. 37, issue 1, article 2.
- Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (2013). Freedom of Expression and the Internet . OEA/Ser.L/V/II. CIDH/RELE/INF. 11/13. Washington, D.C., General Secretariat Organization of American States. Pp. 53-79.
- African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (2015). Principles and Guidelines on Human and Peoples' Rights While Countering Terrorism in Africa . 7 May.
- Council of Europe, Parliamentary Assembly (2015). Report of the Rapporteur Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights Pieter Omtzigt, Mass Surveillance . 18 March. Doc. 13734.
- Brown, Ian, Morton H. Halperin, Ben Hayes, Ben Scott, and Mathias Vermeulen. " Towards Multilateral Standards for Surveillance Reform." Oxford Internet Institute, Open Society Foundations, Statewatch, Stiftun Neue Verantwortung, and European University Institute.
- White, Michael J.V. (2013). " A 21st Century Quagmire: Surveillance Law and International Human Rights Norms." Human Rights Research Journal, vol. 8, pp. 1-11.
- Fabbrini, Federico (2015). " Human Rights in the Digital Age: The European Court of Justice Ruling in the Data Retention Case and Its Lessons for Privacy and Surveillance in the United States." Tilburg Law School Research Paper No. 15/2014.
- Lamer, Wiebke (2017). " From sleepwalking into surveillance societies to drifting into permanent securitisation: Mass surveillance, security and human rights in Europe." Global Campus Human Rights Journal, vol. 1, no 2, Special focus: Securitisation.
Accountability and oversight