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The final adoption of recommendations made to Nigeria at the Universal Periodic Review took place on the 20th of March 2014 (video available here). Nigeria, a member state of the UN, was previously reviewed at the 17th session of the UPR in October 2013.
Adoption of Malaysia’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) report: Implementing the recommendations: The challenges ahead
Friday, 21 March 2014
Room XXIII Palais des Nations
The Coalition of Malaysian NGOs in the UPR Process (COMANGO), CIVICUS World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Forum Asia, World Organization Against Torture, the Association of Progressive Communications and “Asia Pacific Forum on Wom
Bytes For All, APC member based in Pakistan, has been denouncing for months an agreement between Facebook and its government, whereby the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority suggests which pages pages the social network should make unavailable for users in the country.
Take Back the Tech: State surveillance violates our human rights, weakens democracy and the rule of law
This post is part of the Take Back The Tech campaign: Day 13 – State Surveillance
How do you define security? Can it be weighed against the right to privacy? What other fundamental human rights are at stake when privacy is violated, and which communities are most at risk?
On November 20, nine APC members met to strengthen the APC network in the region.
The meeting was held just before the Regional Consultation on Freedom of Expression for Civil Liberties held on 21-23 November with UN Special Rapporteur Frank LaRue.
Freedom of expression (FoE) is essential for the personal development and dignity of every individual and is vital for the fulfillment of other human rights.
Lorde’s new album, “Heroine,” is taking young New Zealand women where they’ve never been before: to the front of the world stage. A leading New Zealand singer-songwriter and a self identified feminist, Lorde is just 17 years old and grew up in Auckland.
Connecting Our Rights at IGF2013: Women and sexual rights defenders leading progress on equitable, inclusive internet policy
The human rights of women and sexual minorities are being increasingly impacted by the internet, not only through violence and discrimination, but through policies and legislation that do not recognise their specific contexts, concerns and capacities.
This was a key message coming out of the workshop hosted by APC’s CIPP and WRP, ‘Connecting Our Rights: Strategies for Progress’.
HRC 24: Joint Statement by NGOs in the Republic of Korea on intelligence agencies’ internet surveillance
Jinbonet, APC member in South Korea, submitted a written statement to the 24th session of the Human Rights Council, together with other NGOs from South Korea.
Two APC members, Bytes for All, from Pakistan, and Jinbonet, from Korea, participated at this workshop from the last regional Internet Governance Forum held in Seoul earlier in September. Read more about the main issues raised: http://bestbits.net/2013-asia-pacific-regional-igf/
Last week stakeholders from across Latin America and the Caribbean met in Cordoba for the Sixth Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Although a multi-stakeholder forum, civil society was best represented, with only a handful of participants from the private sector and government.
Below is a presentation by APC’s Shawna Finnegan during a pre-event session leading up to the Sixth Regional Preparatory Meeting of the LAC Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Córdoba, Argentina on 26 August 2013.
“As the internet becomes ubiquitous, it is having a growing impact on the well-being of individuals aroun
This week, in collaboration with more than 100 non-governmental and civil society groups from around the world, APC has signed on to support the launch of a set of international principles on communications surveillance and human rights.
For some time now there has been a need to update understandings of existing human rights law to reflect modern surveillance technologies and techniques.