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PRESS RELEASE 12 December 2017 - Secret surveillance powers of authorities are reaching unprecedented levels in the Digital Age, raising challenges for the protection of human rights such as the right to privacy. In her inaugural address at Tilburg University on Friday, December 15th 2017. Prof. Eleni Kosta analyzes the right to privacy and its justified limitations as stipulated in the European Convention on Human Rights in relation to secret surveillance. What is the capacity of the existing framework to mitigate the challenges?
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PRESS RELEASE 1 December 2017 - On the occasion of World Human Rights Day on December 10th, the Max van der Stoel Human Rights Awards 2016 have been awarded at Tilburg University. Two PhD researchers and two master’s students received a prizes for their theses on aspects of human rights.
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