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August 28 2013

Vers une intervention militaire en Syrie « Une guerre par an », par Philippe Leymarie - Les blogs du…

Vers une intervention militaire en Syrie

« Une guerre par an », par Philippe Leymarie - Les blogs du Diplo

On remarquera que la France a eu tendance, ces dernières années, à enquiller les guerres les unes après les autres : Tchad, 2008 ; Afghanistan, 2009 ; Côte d’Ivoire, 2010 ; Libye, 2011 ; Mali, 2012-… et maintenant la Syrie. Comme si le système politique hexagonal, mais aussi son armée, son industrie de la défense, et jusqu’à un certain point son opinion, avaient besoin d’une guerre annuelle pour « tourner » correctement… ou pour oublier le reste.

#États-Unis #France #Proche-Orient #Royaume-Uni #Syrie #Armée #Nations_unies (#ONU) #Relations_internationales

July 14 2013

Mass surveillance : Navi Pillay urges respect for right to privacy and protection of individuals…

Mass #surveillance: Navi Pillay urges respect for right to privacy and protection of individuals revealing human rights violations

The situation of Edward #Snowden and alleged large-scale violations of the right of privacy by surveillance programmes raise a number of important international human rights issues which need to be addressed, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said on Friday.

“While concerns about national security and criminal activity may justify the exceptional and narrowly-tailored use of surveillance programmes, surveillance without adequate safeguards to protect the right to privacy actually risk impacting negatively on the enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms,” Pillay said.

“Both Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human rights and Article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights state that no one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with one’s privacy, family, home or correspondence, and that everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks,” said the High Commissioner.

“People need to be confident that their private communications are not being unduly scrutinised by the State,” the High Commissioner noted.

“The right to privacy, the right to access to information and freedom of expression are closely linked .The public has the democratic right to take part in the public affairs and this right cannot be effectively exercised by solely relying on authorized information,” Pillay said.

“Snowden’s case has shown the need to protect persons disclosing information on matters that have implications for human rights, as well as the importance of ensuring respect for the right to privacy,” Pillay said.

“National legal systems must ensure that there are adequate avenues for individuals disclosing violations of human rights to express their concern without fear of reprisals,” she added.


“Without prejudging the validity of any asylum claim by Snowden, I appeal to all States to respect the internationally guaranteed right to seek asylum, in accordance with Article 14 of the Universal Declaration and Article 1 of the UN Convention relating to the status of Refugees, and to make any such determination in accordance with their international legal obligations,” Pillay said.

#whistleblowers #asile #nations_unies

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