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Internet rights are human rights - Publications

Support to the UN General Assembly draft resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age

By 13 principles coallition (November 2013, )
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Civil Society Statement read by APC to the Human Rights Council on Canada UPR report

By Shawna Finnegan (September 2013, APC )
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Joint statement on surveillance at the UN Human Rights Council’s 24th session

(September 2013, APC, Access, Reporters Without Borders (RWB), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Privacy International )

APC, together with Access, Reporters Without Borders (RWB), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Privacy International have submitted a written statement to the UN Human Rights Council’s 24th session. The statement highlights the need to bring surveillance practices in line with international human rights norms, in a manner consistent with the International principles on the application of human rights to communications surveillance, and makes specific recommendations to the HRC.

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Human Rights Council briefing note: 24th Session

By Joy Liddicoat and Deborah Brown (September 2013, APC and Access )

Access and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) have prepared a short briefing on the internet related human rights items that will be addressed at Human Rights Council 24, as well as some background on the Council’s work on the internet and human rights.

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Universal Periodic Review of Macedonia - Joint stakeholder submission

By AG and SF (June 2013, APC )

APC and Metamorphosis Foundation made a joint submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review in light of recent changes to laws in Macedonia, particularly with regards to media freedom. These changes effectively threaten fundamental human rights in Macedonia, both online and offline. The submission focuses on freedom of expression, freedom of press, privacy and hate speech.

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Submission to UN Secretary-General on reprisals and intimidation against human rights defenders

By Shawna Finnegan and Jennifer Radloff (June 2013, APC )
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World Telecommunications/ICT Policy Forum: Informal Expert Group Statement

By Deborah Brown, Avri Doria, Nnenna Nwakanma, Matthew Shears (May 2013, ITU )
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A cyber security agenda for civil society: what is at stake?

By Alex Comninos (April 2013, APC )

The security of digital networks and of networked digital information is increasingly important to stakeholders in governments, the private sector and civil society. This paper introduces some important conceptual is- sues in cyber security; investigates some important cyber security threats, and provides suggestions on what a civil society approach to cyber security should look like.

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Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Nigeria

By Fantsuam, Paradigm Initiative (March 2013, APC )
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Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Mexico

By LaNeta (March 2013, APC )
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Monitoring freedom of expression: The La Rue framework

By Frank La Rue, APC (January 2013, APC )

In his 2011 annual report, the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression focused on the Internet.
In doing so, the Rapporteur developed a broad framework for assessing freedom of expression on the Internet. Using this framework, General Comment 34 on Article 19 of the ICCPR, and recommendations made by UN Special Mandate holders, APC’s Internet Rights project has developed a draft checklist for civil society groups to monitor legislation, raise awareness, defend internet rights, and influence policy.

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Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Cameroon

By Protege QV (December 2012, APC )
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APC submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly

By Henrik Almstrom & Joy Liddicoat (January 2012, APC )

Submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Association by Association for Progressive Communication (APC). The submission has three parts: the conceptualisation of freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association on the internet, country specific cases and recommendations.

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GISWatch 2011 Special Edition 2

By Various (October 2012, APC/Hivos )

This publication is a follow-up to the 2011 edition of Global Information Society Watch (GISWatch), an annual report that offers a civil society perspective on critical emerging issues in information societies worldwide. The theme for GISWatch 2011 was internet rights and democratisation, with a focus on freedom of expression and association online.

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GISWatch 2011 Special Edition 1

By Various (October 2012, APC/Hivos )

The 2011 edition of the Global Information Society Watch, titled “Internet Rights and Democratization: focus on freedom of expression and association online” has published the first in a series of updates on six country reports. This special edition contains updates from Argentina, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and South Africa as well as an introduction from the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Jillian York.

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Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Pakistan

By Bytes for all, Pakistan (June 2012, APC )
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Monitoring internet rights worldwide

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