Privacy Victoria, Privacy as a Human Right: Who draws the line?
Asher Hirst, Does Government Spying Violate Human Rights Law?
UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age
These 13 "Necessary and Proportionate Principles", created by a coalition of civil society, privacy, human rights and and technology experts, articulate how they think international human rights law should be applied to government surveillance.
For more background and commentary on Edward Snowden and the NSA, see:
Rolling Stone, Snowden and Greenwald: The Men Who Leaked the Secrets
The Wall Street Journal also published a series of articles, detailing the expansion of the NSA’s “surveillance reach”
Concerns over the effectiveness of PRISM
Sarah Joseph, Spies know more about us … but we know more about them
Alan Woodward, Pick your battles when fighting financial spying
The NSA itself has issued a number of reports stressing its belief in its conformity with human rights standards, although it focuses largely on the US Constitution.