United Nations appointed special Rapporteurs on the right to privacy and on independence of judges and lawyers

On July 1, 2015, the United Nations appointed several special Rapporteurs. The mandates will least for the next three years. Among others, the following officers were appointed:

Ms. Mónica Pinto, as special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers. To protect human rights and fundamental freedoms, the special rapporteur will monitor that the judiciary and legal professions remain independent and impartial. More information is available here.

Mr. Joseph Cannataci, as special Rapporteur on the right to privacy. His tasks will include: (i) identifying possible obstacles to the protection of the right of privacy; (ii) identifying, exchanging and promoting principles and best practices at national, regional and international levels, and (iii) submit proposals and recommendations to the Human Rights Council of the UN. More information is available here.

More information on nomination, selection and appointment of mandate holders is available at http://www.ohchr.org…

For more information, Francesca Giannoni-Crystal

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