Statements, positions and contributions from the APC
|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.
|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.
|Briefing Note: Human Rights Council 28th session||Mar 2015||HRC28BriefingNote.pdf|
|Call on the government of South Africa to support the creation of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy||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.
|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.
|Resolutions on the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms||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.
|APC statement on UNGA resolution “Right to Privacy in the Digital Age”||Nov 2014|
|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.
|Call to support a strong UNGA resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age||Nov 2014||English|
|Statement on the Ten-year Review of Progress Made in the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society||
The undersigned organisations from civil society welcome the CSTD Secretariat’s draft report on the Ten-year Review of Progress Made in the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society.
|Connections and Disconnects: Reflections from APC on the 2014 IGF||Oct 2014||English|
|Open civil society letter on transparency at the ITU Plenipotentiary||Oct 2014|
|Remarks from the Association for Progressive Communications on the occasion of the ITU's 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference||Oct 2014||English|
|Briefing note Human Rights Council 27th session||Sep 2014||English|
|Feminist Principles of the Internet||
Over three days, the participants discussed and debated intersections of gender, sexuality, and the internet – not only as a tool – but as a new public space. In thinking through these issues, the participants at the meeting developed a set of 15 feminist principles of the internet. These are designed to be an evolving document that informs our work on gender and technology, as well as influences our policy-making discussions when it comes to internet governance.
|IGF 2014 shares messages on right to privacy in the digital age at Human Rights Council||
On 5 September 2014, Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2014 participants from governments, civil society, the private sector, academic and technical communities agreed on key messages concerning the right to privacy in the digital age. The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is now sharing these messages at the Human Rights Council 27th session in Geneva. Read the full statement from IGF 2014 participants.