Statements & positions: All

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Statement on the occasion of the 18th session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development May 2015 Statement on the occasion of the 18th session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development
Joint Statement on the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 Pakistan May 2015 Joint Statement on the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 Pakistan
APC statement on the Global Conference on Cyberspace, The Hague, 16-17 April 2015

We encourage the Global Conference of Cyberspace organisers to work closely with civil society groups and human rights defenders in the preparations for the event and to take local challenges fully into account, such as the hostile online environment that many journalists and human and women’s rights defenders have to confront.

May 2015 APC statement on the Global Conference on Cyberspace.pdf
Statement: Stop defamation against the women human rights defenders of CEDEHM in Mexico

As a member of the Women Human Rights Defender International Coalition (WHRDIC), APC has signed this statement expressing serious concerns about the situation of women human rights defenders Luz Estela Castro, Director of the Women’s Human Rights Center (CEDEHM) and Irma Villanueva, Director of the Legal Department of CEDEHM in Chihuahua, México.

Apr 2015 English
Criteria for the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy Apr 2015 English
WHRDIC urges Chinese authorities to release five young feminists

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) calls on Wang Xiaohong, the Director of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, Chairman Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang to immediately and unconditionally ensure the release of the five young women human rights defenders who were criminally detained in China after they planned events to protest sexual harassment on International Women’s Day.

Apr 2015
Joint letter of concern on the declining standards of freedom of expression in Malaysia

We would like to express our concern on the declining standards of freedom of expression in Malaysia and the recent amendments introduced to the Sedition Act. The amendments also threaten freedom of expression online.

Apr 2015
Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) response to the Consultation on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-top (OTT) Services/ Internet Services and Net Neutrality Apr 2015 DEF Submission on TRAI_Net Neutrality_24042015 (1).pdf
68 NGOs call on governments to support the establishment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

We encourage governments to support the creation of a Special Rapporteur with a mandate to provide guidance on the scope and content of the right to privacy.

Mar 2015
APC joins Global Library and Archives Community in welcoming new UN report on Copyright Policy and the Right to Science and Culture

In March 2015 the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights presented a report to the 28th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva regarding copyright policy in the context of cultural rights. APC joins the Global Library and Archives Community in welcoming the report that examines copyright from a critical but often neglected perspective: the human dimension.

Mar 2015 English
Briefing Note: Human Rights Council 28th session Mar 2015 English
More than 90 NGOs call to establish a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy at the Human Rights Council’s 28th Session

We strongly recommend that the Council takes up this invitation and establishes a Special Rapporteur with a mandate to provide guidance and monitor the implementation of the right to privacy as enshrined in Article 12 of the UDHR and Article 17 of the ICCPR.

Mar 2015
Resolutions on the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms Mar 2015 English
HRC 28th session: Statement of ISHR, APC, AWID and FORUM-ASIA on behalf of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition

The adoption of Egypt’s Universal Periodic Review report is taking place on Friday 20 March 2015. NGOs have the opportunity to make an oral statement during this time. This is the statement that the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition put together, focusing on the situation of women human rights defenders in Egypt. “We express our grave concern that the violence, intimidation and harassment faced by women human rights defenders, which were raised during Egypt’s UPR last year, has only intensified,” the statement says.

Mar 2015 English
Call on the government of South Africa to support the creation of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy Mar 2015 English
Submission to the Open Call for Input on IGF inter-sessional work Feb 2015 English
Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression Feb 2015 English
APC stands in solidarity with Sudanese journalists, calls on government to drop charges against Madeeha Abdalla

On 13 January, Madeeha Abdalla, the editor-in-chief of Al-Midan, was charged by the National Intelligence and Security Services with crimes against the state.

Jan 2015
Call to support a strong UNGA resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age Nov 2014 English
APC's Women's Rights Programme statement: Forwarding violence is violence

The Association for Progressive Communications Women’s Rights Programme (APC WRP) rejects and condemns systemic, technology-related violence against women in all its expressions. The acts of recording, photographing and documenting acts of sexual violence and further distribution and sharing are all part of the violence. With each view, share and forward, people are continuing and replicating the violence. These actions are not separate from structures of gender inequality and discrimination that enable sexual harassment, violence and assault to perpetuate.

Nov 2014

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