Statements, positions and contributions from the APC

Title Abstract Datesort icon Languages
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
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Nigeria Mar 2013 English
IGF 2012: The good, the bad and the ugly

The Internet Governance Forum in Baku (6-9 November 2012) was a space in which different interests collided. APC revisits the event by releasing “IGF 2012: The good, the bad and the ugly.“

Feb 2013 English
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Cameroon Dec 2012 English
APC Perspectives on the Revision of the International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs) Nov 2012 English
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Colombia Oct 2012 English
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Canada Oct 2012 English
Priorities for the seventh Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2012

APC will be taking a human rights approach to the 2012 IGF. We will analyse each of the main themes from a human rights perspective and aim to bring these to the fore during discussions, also focusing on a more inclusive range of human rights including women’s human rights. The brief provides the full scope of APC’s priorites at the 2012 IGF in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Oct 2012 English
Submission to Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the internet Aug 2012 English
Consultation on ICT sector discussion paper - Submission to the Institute for Human Rights and Business Jul 2012
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Pakistan Jun 2012 English
Enhancing cooperation among stakeholders in internet governance

APC calls for the establishment of an Internet Governance Forum working group to develop a multi-stakeholder declaration on enhanced cooperation.

May 2012
APC submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly

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.

Jan 2012 English
APC Reflections on the Sixth Internet Governance Forum Nairobi, Kenya September 27-30 2011 and Recommendations for IGF 2012

Prior to the IGF, APC released a briefing paper outlining our priorities for the IGF2. In this report, we reflect on those priorities and on the Sixth Forum in general. We also renew our proposal to have human rights be the central theme for the next IGF.

Dec 2011 English
IGF workshop 155 report: Human rights - a unifying approach for development, freedom, access and diversity?

A report from the APC workshop organised at the 2011 IGF in Kenya. Workshop participants discussed examples of current internet related human rights violations, considered implications for development, freedom access and diversity, shared strategies for remedies and accountability against human rights violators, opportunities and challenges for seeking remedies, how human rights is a growing theme in the IGF, and the role of government, private sector and civil society in taking these issues forward together.

Nov 2011 English

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