Statements, positions and contributions from the APC
|Human Rights Council briefing note: 24th Session||
Access and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) have prepared a short briefing on the internet related human rights items that will be addressed at Human Rights Council 24, as well as some background on the Council’s work on the internet and human rights.
|Joint statement on surveillance at the UN Human Rights Council’s 24th session||
APC, together with Access, Reporters Without Borders (RWB), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Privacy International have submitted a written statement to the UN Human Rights Council’s 24th session. The statement highlights the need to bring surveillance practices in line with international human rights norms, in a manner consistent with the International principles on the application of human rights to communications surveillance, and makes specific recommendations to the HRC.
|Response from APC to the CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation questionnaire||Sep 2013||English|
|Civil Society Statement read by APC to the Human Rights Council on human rights principles applicable to communications surveillance||Sep 2013||English|
|Civil Society Statement read by APC to the Human Rights Council on Canada UPR report||Sep 2013||English|
|Recommendations from the Pre-event at the African IGF 2013 on establishing sustainable and effective multi-stakeholder participation in ICT policy processes in Africa||Sep 2013||English|
|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.
|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.“
|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.
|Submission to Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance and the internet||Aug 2012||English|