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Briefing note: Human Rights Council 25th session

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.

Feb 2014 Engilsh
Open letter by APC to the organisers of the International Conference on Global Internet Governance Nov 2013
Support to the UN General Assembly draft resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age Nov 2013
Open letter from the Fair Deal coalition to government representatives behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Nov 2013
Response to Pakistan's submission to the 24th Human Rights Council on the importance of multi-stakeholder Internet Governance Oct 2013 English
Priorities for the eighth Internet Governance Forum (IGF), Bali, Indonesia, 2013 Oct 2013 English
APC submission on the outcome documents of the WSIS +10 High-Level event Oct 2013 English
“Miss Internet Bali” and women's participation at the Internet Governance Forum 2013 Oct 2013
Human Rights Council briefing note: 24th Session

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.

Sep 2013 English
Joint statement on surveillance at the UN Human Rights Council’s 24th session

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.

Sep 2013 English
Response from APC to the CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation questionnaire Sep 2013 English
Civil Society Statement read by APC to the Human Rights Council on human rights principles applicable to communications surveillance Sep 2013 English
Civil Society Statement read by APC to the Human Rights Council on Canada UPR report Sep 2013 English
Recommendations from the Pre-event at the African IGF 2013 on establishing sustainable and effective multi-stakeholder participation in ICT policy processes in Africa Sep 2013 English
APC statement on Bradley Manning: Guilty verdict a new low for US human rights Aug 2013 English
Submission to UN Secretary-General on reprisals and intimidation against human rights defenders Jun 2013 English
Universal Periodic Review of Macedonia - Joint stakeholder submission

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.

Jun 2013 English
World Telecommunications/ICT Policy Forum: Informal Expert Group Statement May 2013 English
Statement to the 57th Session of the CSW: Violence against women and information and communications technology Mar 2013
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Mexico Mar 2013 English

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