Statements, positions and contributions from the APC

Titlesort icon Abstract Date Languages
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Nigeria Mar 2013 English
Statement to the 57th Session of the CSW: Violence against women and information and communications technology Mar 2013
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 Canada Oct 2012 English
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Colombia 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
APC Priorities for the Sixth Internet Governance Forum

The sixth annual meeting of the IGF will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 27-30 September 2011 with Internet as a catalyst for change: access, development, freedoms and innovation as its main theme. In this document presented in the run-up to the IGF APC strongly supports the focus on access, development and freedoms but outlines a series of recommendations for IGF participants.

Sep 2011 English
APC Statement of Support for An Expert Panel on Freedom of Expression and the Internet at the UN

APC puts out a statement strongly endorsing the proposal of the Swedish Government for an expert panel on human rights and the internet at the United Nations.

Sep 2011
APC's closing statement to the Sixth Internet Governance Forum

In its statement at the close of the sixth IGF, APC criticises the lack of non-governmental participation in development of the IG proposals which dominated discussions and calls for human rights be the main theme of the IGF in 2012.

Sep 2011
APC expresses concern over OECD Communique on principles for internet policy-making Jul 2011 English
Human Rights Council: Oral statement by APC on violence against women Jun 2011

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