• Participation by invitation only
  • Hebrew

Surveillance Activities Conducted by State Intelligence Agencies: Human Rights-Based Approaches to Intelligence Oversight

The Workshop is intended to facilitate discussion on how national and international human rights law norms and institution, can inform the evaluation of intelligence oversight mechanisms. It will bring together leading human rights academics and practitioners from various countries, for an in-depth discussion on themes that have emerged from previous workshops convened by the organizers. The goal will be to develop an understanding that can inform the work of the UN human rights bodies and other national and international bodies.


9:00-9:15 – Gathering

9:15-9:30 – Greetings and Opening Remarks
Prof. Yuval Shany, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Israel Democracy Institute
Prof. Peter Fussey, University of Essex

9:30-11:00 – UK Investigative Powers Authority with Human Rights Standards
Investigatory Powers Commissioner's Office (IPCO) Representatives

11:00-11:30 – Coffee Break

11:30-13:00 – Israel’s Online Surveillance Laws: an IHRL Perspective
Prof. Yuval Shany, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Israel Democracy Institute; Member of the UN Human Rights Committee

13:00-14:00 – Lunch

14:00-15:30 – The UN Human Rights Committee Approach to Online Surveillance
Prof. Sarah H. Cleveland, Columbia University; Member of the UN Human Rights Committee (Via Skype)

15:30-16:00 – Coffee Break

16:00-17:30 – Online Surveillance and Freedom of Speech
Ilia Maria Siatitsa, Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

17:30-18:00 – Closing Remarks
Adv. Lila Margalit, Israel Democracy Institute
Prof. Maurice Sunkin, University of Essex
Dr. Daragh Murray, University of Essex