09:30 – 10:00 a.m. | Welcome and Introductions

10:00 – 12 a.m. | Launch of the INCLO report on Surveillance and Human Rights

Human Rights Lawyers from India, Kenya, Canada, Israel and South Africa will recount domestic stories of surveillance the greater challenges they face in defending the right to privacy.


Gastón Chillier (CELS, Argentina)

Andrew Songa (KHRC,Kenya)

Brenda McPhail (CCLA, Canada)

Avner Pinchuk (ACRI, Israel)

Janet Love (LRC, South Africa)

Moderator: Karabo Rajuili (AmaBhungane, South Africa)

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. | Keynote Address: Kumi Naidoo speaks to Edward Snowden

1:30 – 2:45 p.m. | Lunch in the Women’s Jail Courtyard

2:45 – 4:15 p.m. | Surveillance and the Global South

Activists from Indonesia, Uganda, Pakistan, Argentina and Egypt discuss surveillance in the context of developing states, what advocacy action they are pursing and how these practices can be integrated into the larger global discourse on privacy rights.


Puri Kencana Putri (KontraS, Indonesia)

Admire Mare (Zimbabwe)

Barun Kumar (HRLN, India)

Ramy Raoof (EIPR, Egypt)

Beatriz Busaniche (Fundación Vía Libre, Argentina)

Moderator: Mzilikazi wa Afrika (Sunday Times, South Africa)

4:15 – 4:30 p.m. | Coffee break

4:30 – 6:00 p.m. | Right to Encryption

Questions about the existence, scope and limits of the Right to Encryption have bloomed since the San Bernardino iPhone case symbolized this particular, long-standing tension between Security and Privacy. This panel examines the need for encryption in democratic and authoritarian states alike, possible advocacy and legal strategies for pursuing such a right and the conceptual and practical challenges which will need to be addressed in realizing such a right.


Matthew Ryder (Barrister, UK)

Silkie Carlo (Liberty, UK)

Anriette Esterhuysen (APC, South Africa)

Ryan Gallagher (The Intercept, UK)

Moderator: Stefánia Kapronczay (HCLU, Hungary)

OPEN COCKTAIL PARTY – featuring Femi Koya

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