Internet rights are human rights - Publications
APC and other civil society organizations believe that the internet is a global resource enabling human rights and development and should be managed in the public interest. A joint statement by APC and partners calls on BRICS governments (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), individually and collectively, to ensure that internet issues are addressed in the Fortaleza Declaration being drafted in Fortaleza, Brazil 14-16 July.
http://www.apc.org/es/system/files/images/internet_0.thumbnail.jpg The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) welcomes the UN Human Rights Council’s resolution on the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the internet. Adopted by consensus by 82 member states, the resolution affirms that the same rights people enjoy offline apply online. While the APC applauds the links made between the internet and development, the APC also points out areas where the resolution could have been stronger.
“One year after the Snowden revelations, the Human Rights Council must recognise that trust in the internet is conditional on respect for the rights to freedom of expression and privacy, regardless of users’ nationality or location”, says a joint statement supported by APC and delivered today in Geneva.
APC urges the Turkish government to respect international human rights standards and to immediately cease blocking, filtering and censorship of content and expression online.
Derechos humanos en línea: una agenda aún pendiente para la sociedad civil de América Latina y el Caribe
The 25th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) will take place in Geneva from March 3rd to 28th. This note provides information on internet related human rights issues in the upcoming session of the HRC.