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  • The Kenyan government must immediately stop the use of live ammunition and disproportionate use of crowd-control weapons against protesters
    Protest
    Posted on July 25, 2023

    The Kenyan government must immediately stop the use of live ammunition and disproportionate use of crowd-control weapons against protesters

    INCLO members condemn the illegal use of live ammunition by police against protesters. We urge authorities to immediately put an end to the repression and guarantee freedom of assembly

  • Lethal in Disguise 2 presented at an event in Geneva at the UN Human Rights Council
    29/06/2023
    Posted on June 29, 2023

    Lethal in Disguise 2 presented at an event in Geneva at the UN Human Rights Council

    Following the International Day in support of Victims of Torture, INCLO, PHR and Amnesty International stressed the dangers of crowd-control weapons and urged the UN to adopt a treaty prohibiting the trade of tools used for torture.

  • Faces under surveillance: Global perspectives on FRT use and regulation
    Expert Panel
    Posted on June 27, 2023

    Faces under surveillance: Global perspectives on FRT use and regulation

    Transcript of the expert event on March 8, 2023, in Toronto about current human rights issues related to facial recognition technology in Argentina, Canada, the UK and the USA. Hosted and moderated by INCLO's Canadian member, CCLA.

  • Lethal in Disguise: Joint submission to the UNSR on Torture by INCLO and PHR
    TFTT
    Posted on May 04, 2023

    Lethal in Disguise: Joint submission to the UNSR on Torture by INCLO and PHR

    INCLO and PHR presented a written submission on the production and trade of crowd-control weapons at the UN 78th General Assembly. It is vital to acknowledge the use of these weapons for torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment.

  • Amicus curiae: The proposed use of FRT by French authorities in the upcoming 2024 Olympic Games is unconstitutional
    Mass Surveillance
    Posted on May 03, 2023

    Amicus curiae: The proposed use of FRT by French authorities in the upcoming 2024 Olympic Games is unconstitutional

    INCLO members Agora, CCLA, EIPR, IICL and LRC along with ECNL and Privacy International presented an amicus to the French Constitutional Council.

  • Lethal in Disguise 2: How Crowd-Control Weapons Impact Health and Human Rights
    Protest Rights and Policing
    Posted on March 22, 2023

    Lethal in Disguise 2: How Crowd-Control Weapons Impact Health and Human Rights

    Our new report is the most comprehensive report to date on the dangers of crowd-control weapons. Produced by INCLO members and Physicians for Human Rights, with the collaboration of the Omega Research Foundation.

  • Freedom of Assembly and State Accountability: INCLO Member Submission for the Upcoming UNHRC Thematic Report
    Statements
    Posted on February 09, 2023

    Freedom of Assembly and State Accountability: INCLO Member Submission for the Upcoming UNHRC Thematic Report

    Twelve INCLO members answered the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Peaceful Assembly's call for submissions for his upcoming report on state accountability for serious violations of the right of peaceful assembly.

  • INCLO Joins Coalition of Human Rights NGOs in Signing the Shoreditch Declaration for a Torture Free Trade Treaty
    Protest Rights and Policing
    Posted on January 20, 2023

    INCLO Joins Coalition of Human Rights NGOs in Signing the Shoreditch Declaration for a Torture Free Trade Treaty

    More than 30 international organizations including Omega Research Foundation, Amnesty International and numerous INCLO members and partners have joined forces to call for an international treaty to control the trade in tools of torture used to suppress peaceful protests and abuse detainees around the world.

  • Continued Repression of Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights Staff Must End
    Joint Statement
    Posted on December 20, 2022

    Continued Repression of Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights Staff Must End

    Open letter to the Embassies of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America to Egypt, and the European Union Delegation to Egypt

  • New Joint Study on State Surveillance Measures Adopted During the Covid-19 Pandemic
    Report
    Posted on December 14, 2022

    New Joint Study on State Surveillance Measures Adopted During the Covid-19 Pandemic

    INCLO, European Centre for Not-For-Profit Law and Privacy International publish Under Surveillance: (Mis)use of Technologies in Emergency Responses (Global lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic).
  • Jakarta Post: We must ban tear gas use in sports stadiums, for good
    Less lethal weapons
    Posted on November 19, 2022

    Jakarta Post: We must ban tear gas use in sports stadiums, for good

    On Oct. 1, 131 people died and more than 300 were injured in a stampede in Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java. The reason? Tear gas.

    By PHR's Rohini Haar and KontraS' Fatia Maulidiyanti

  • Joint INCLO Amicus Curiae in Memora Activa vs Argentina
    Amicus Curiae
    Posted on October 05, 2022

    Joint INCLO Amicus Curiae in Memora Activa vs Argentina

    INCLO members Agora International Human Rights Group (Russia), American Civil Liberties Union, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), Hungarian Civil Liberties Union, Irish Council for Civil Liberties, Kenya Human Rights Commission, KontraS (Indonesia) and Legal Resources Centre (South Africa) presented a third party intervention before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the case Asociación civil Memoria Activa vs Argentina.

  • ISRAEL: INCLO Members Stand in Solidarity with Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Declared Terrorist Groups by Israeli Government and Raided
    19/08/2022
    Posted on August 19, 2022

    ISRAEL: INCLO Members Stand in Solidarity with Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Declared Terrorist Groups by Israeli Government and Raided

    In support of the six organizations that have been designated as “terrorist groups” under Israel’s anti-terrorism law, we call for the Israeli government to immediately reverse its decision and remove them from the list of terrorist organizations. We call for Israel to desist from its persecution campaign.

  • Global Developments in Religious Freedom and Equal Treatment
    Publication
    Posted on July 18, 2022

    Global Developments in Religious Freedom and Equal Treatment

    INCLO’s members distribute this international newsletter, highlighting cases that reveal the tensions between the two rights and identifying worrying trends that require serious consideration.

    Newsletters:

  • INCLO report on privacy in the digital age submitted to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    Right to privacy
    Posted on June 07, 2022

    INCLO report on privacy in the digital age submitted to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

    With reference to case studies from INCLO countries, we address recent trends and challenges regarding the right to privacy in relation to (i) measures relying on digital technology taken to combat Covid-19; (ii) facial recognition technologies (FRT); and (iii) use of encryption.

    • ECtHR: Telegram vs Russia
    • ECtHR: Telegram vs Russia
    Statements
    Posted on March 29, 2022

    ECtHR: Telegram vs Russia

    INCLO members submitted a third-party intervention on Russia's ban of Telegram between 2018 and 2020 over the app's refusal to hand over encryption keys.

  • INCLO members condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and join calls for an immediate ceasefire
    Protecting civic space
    Posted on March 23, 2022

    INCLO members condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and join calls for an immediate ceasefire

    We bluntly condemn the massive violation of international humanitarian law and international human rights perpetrated by Russia against Ukraine.

  • Indonesia: Letter to the Commission on Human Rights asking for protection of HRDs Fatia Maulidiyanti and Haris Azhar
    Freedom of expression
    Posted on February 11, 2022

    Indonesia: Letter to the Commission on Human Rights asking for protection of HRDs Fatia Maulidiyanti and Haris Azhar

    INCLO members call on the Indonesian National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) to protect human rights defenders Fatia Maulidiyanti and Haris Azhar in a letter sent to Chairman Ahmad Taufan Damanik.

  • Solidarity with Fatia Maulidiyanti and Haris Azhar: INCLO members urge Indonesian authorities to end harassment of human rights defenders
    Freedom of expression
    Posted on January 25, 2022

    Solidarity with Fatia Maulidiyanti and Haris Azhar: INCLO members urge Indonesian authorities to end harassment of human rights defenders

    The undersigned members of the International Network of Civil Liberties Organizations (INCLO) are deeply concerned about the continued harassment and threats of prosecution faced by Fatia Maulidiyanti, Coordinator of the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS) and Haris Azhar, Executive Director of Lokataru Law and Human Rights Office.

  • INCLO Members Stand in Solidarity with Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Declared Terrorist Groups by Israeli Government and Call to Reverse Decision Immediately
    Statements
    Posted on October 27, 2021

    INCLO Members Stand in Solidarity with Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Declared Terrorist Groups by Israeli Government and Call to Reverse Decision Immediately

    We support the 6 organizations that have been designated as “terrorist groups” under Israel’s anti-terrorism law and call for the Israeli government to immediately reverse its decision and remove them from the list of terrorist organizations.

  • INCLO Statement on the Right to Protest at the UN Human Right Council Session 48
    Statements
    Posted on September 29, 2021

    INCLO Statement on the Right to Protest at the UN Human Right Council Session 48

    CELS, on behalf of INCLO, ILEX and other allies delivered an oral statement at the Panel Discussion on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Context of Protests (HRC Resolution 44/20) at the UN HRC 48 on 29 September, 2021.  

     

  • Solidarity with Indonesian human rights defenders Fatia Maulidiyanti and Haris Azar: authorities must end threats of prosecution
    Freedom of expression
    Posted on September 15, 2021

    Solidarity with Indonesian human rights defenders Fatia Maulidiyanti and Haris Azar: authorities must end threats of prosecution

    INCLO members are deeply concerned about the judicial harassment faced by our colleagues at the Commission for the Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS) and the Lokataru Law and Human Rights Office. We call on the government to take immediate action to protect human rights defenders in Indonesia.

     

  • INCLO Written Contribution in response to Human Rights Council Resolution 44/20
    Statements
    Posted on August 04, 2021

    INCLO Written Contribution in response to Human Rights Council Resolution 44/20

    INCLO submitted a written contribution to the UN Special Rapporteur Clement Voule for the preparation of a report on the protection of human rights in the context of protests during times of crisis, as was called for by the Human Rights Council Resolution 44/20. 

  • Open letter to Indonesian Pres. Widodo urging better respect for human rights in Papua
    STATEMENT
    Posted on July 19, 2021

    Open letter to Indonesian Pres. Widodo urging better respect for human rights in Papua

    Ten INCLO members urge the Indonesian President to address violations of the right to protest and access to information in Papua. 

     

  • INCLO Statement on Increased Human Rights Violations in Papua
    STATEMENT
    Posted on July 19, 2021

    INCLO Statement on Increased Human Rights Violations in Papua

    INCLO members call attention to the increasing human rights violations in Papua and urges the Indonesian government to take measures to ensure the respect of the right to protest and to access of information.

  • Oral Statement on Peaceful Assembly at the UN Human Rights Council Session 47
    STATEMENT
    Posted on July 02, 2021

    Oral Statement on Peaceful Assembly at the UN Human Rights Council Session 47

    The LRC's oral statement  on behalf of INCLO at the UN Human Rights Council Session 47 during the Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on Peaceful Assembly held on 1 July 2021.

  • Open letter to German Chancellor Merkel urging her to support a TRIPS waiver at the WTO
    STATEMENT
    Posted on June 04, 2021

    Open letter to German Chancellor Merkel urging her to support a TRIPS waiver at the WTO

  • Universal and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines
    Statement
    Posted on May 05, 2021

    Universal and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines

  • Open letter to US President Biden urging him to support TRIPS waiver to ensure equitable global vaccine production and distribution
    STATEMENT
    Posted on May 05, 2021

    Open letter to US President Biden urging him to support TRIPS waiver to ensure equitable global vaccine production and distribution

  • Protesting during a Pandemic: State Responses during COVID-19
    Publication
    Posted on May 03, 2021

    Protesting during a Pandemic: State Responses during COVID-19

    An INCLO issue paper that documents and analyzes protests and state responses that affect the right to protest, as well as highlight the work of INCLO members in 14 countries in the midst of the global pandemic in 2020.

  • A global look at oversight cooperation
    INCLO in the News
    Posted on February 09, 2021

    A global look at oversight cooperation

    Why don’t intelligence oversight bodies cooperate as well as intelligence agencies? And is there reason to believe that this could be changing?

    • Unhealed Wounds - The Faces Behind the Injuries of Crowd-Control Weapons
    • Unhealed Wounds - The Faces Behind the Injuries of Crowd-Control Weapons
    • Unhealed Wounds - The Faces Behind the Injuries of Crowd-Control Weapons
    • Unhealed Wounds - The Faces Behind the Injuries of Crowd-Control Weapons
    • Unhealed Wounds - The Faces Behind the Injuries of Crowd-Control Weapons
    • Unhealed Wounds - The Faces Behind the Injuries of Crowd-Control Weapons
    • Unhealed Wounds - The Faces Behind the Injuries of Crowd-Control Weapons
    • Unhealed Wounds - The Faces Behind the Injuries of Crowd-Control Weapons
    • Unhealed Wounds - The Faces Behind the Injuries of Crowd-Control Weapons
    • Unhealed Wounds - The Faces Behind the Injuries of Crowd-Control Weapons
    Press Releases
    Posted on February 03, 2021

    Unhealed Wounds - The Faces Behind the Injuries of Crowd-Control Weapons

  • INCLO’s FRT stories of harm highlight need for strong legal framework that protects civil rights
    Surveillance and Human Rights
    Posted on January 22, 2021

    INCLO’s FRT stories of harm highlight need for strong legal framework that protects civil rights

    The indiscriminate use of Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) globally by law enforcement and other government agencies is dangerously normalising surveillance.

  • In Focus: Facial Recognition Tech Stories And Rights Harms From Around The World
    22/01/2021
    Posted on January 22, 2021

    In Focus: Facial Recognition Tech Stories And Rights Harms From Around The World

    A new INCLO report of FRT stories from around the world flags the risk of creating societies where people are watched and identified when they attend a protest, take part in religious events, visit a doctor or just go about their daily lives.

  • Defending Dissent: Towards State Practices that Protect and Promote the Rights to Protest
    Publication
    Posted on June 01, 2018

    Defending Dissent: Towards State Practices that Protect and Promote the Rights to Protest

    INCLO published this report in partnership with the International Human Rights Clinic at the University of Chicago Law School (IHRC).

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