Statements, positions and contributions from the APC
|Statement on the occasion of the WSIS Forum 2015, Geneva 25 – 29 May||May 2015||English|
|Criteria for the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy||Apr 2015||English|
|Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) response to the Consultation on Regulatory Framework for Over-the-top (OTT) Services/ Internet Services and Net Neutrality||Apr 2015||English|
|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.
|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.
|Suggestions for right to privacy-related questions to be included in the list of issues on South Africa, Human Rights Committee||
|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.
|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||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|
|Draft Provisions for Amendment of the South African Copyright Act of 1978||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.