Statements, positions and contributions from the APC
|Call on the government of South Africa to support the creation of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy||Mar 2015||English|
|Briefing Note: Human Rights Council 28th session||Mar 2015||English|
|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.
|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.
|Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression||Feb 2015||English|
|Submission to the Open Call for Input on IGF inter-sessional work||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.
|Joint 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.
|Call to support a strong UNGA resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age||Nov 2014||English|
|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.
|APC statement on UNGA resolution “Right to Privacy in the Digital Age”||Nov 2014|
|Remarks from the Association for Progressive Communications on the occasion of the ITU's 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference||Oct 2014||English|
|Open civil society letter on transparency at the ITU Plenipotentiary||Oct 2014|
|Connections and Disconnects: Reflections from APC on the 2014 IGF||Oct 2014||English|
|Statement from members of the WHRD IC to the Human Rights Council on its 27th Session||
ISHR makes this statement on behalf of members of the Women Human Rights Defender International Coalition, an international network of women’s rights, human rights and sexual rights organizations. We address this simple fact: in the global North and South alike, women human rights defenders are targeted for murder, kidnapping, torture, rape, and harassment because of who we are and because of the work we do. As the Council strengthens its work on women generally, we note the critical need to integrate analysis and reporting on women human rights defenders who demand protection, respect and fulfillment of all human rights.
|Joint civil society statement on privacy in the digital age||Sep 2014|
|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.
|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.
|Briefing note Human Rights Council 27th session||Sep 2014||English|
|Internet Governance Forum Secretariat's mandate 2011-2013/4: APC's contributions on concrete decisions or actions taken regarding engagement at IGFs||
APC has participated in the global IGF since its inception in 2006 and has been a co-convener of multiple regional and national IGFs. We have consistently engaged at the IGF to advance the following as key concerns to be considered in internet governance at national, regional and global levels: affordable access for all; internet openness; free expression and other human rights; the free flow of information; women’s rights development; and multistakeholder cooperation, transparency, public participation and accountability.