Statements, positions and contributions from the APC

Title Abstract Datesort icon Languages
Human Rights Council 25: Oral statement on whistleblowers Mar 2014
APC's proposals for NETmundial Mar 2014
Contributions to the NetMundial – Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance

Since its formation in 1990 the APC network and its members have been committed to achieving universal and affordable access to a free and open internet. APC has consultative status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and has participated actively in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and Internet Governance Forum (IGF) processes, driven by the conviction that the internet is a global public good and a vital enabler of social justice, gender equality and human rights.

Mar 2014 Engilsh
Human Rights Council 25: Oral statement on Nigeria Mar 2014
Turkey violates human rights by banning Twitter

APC urges the Turkish government to respect international human rights standards and to immediately cease blocking, filtering and censorship of content and expression online.

Mar 2014
APC commends Brazil's historic step towards a Civil Rights Framework for the Internet Mar 2014
Letter to co-facilitators calling for civil society input into negotiations on WSIS+10 modalities Feb 2014
Contributions to the ITU Strategic Plan 2016-2019 Feb 2014 English
Reflections from APC on the IGF 2013 and recommendations for the IGF 2014 Feb 2014 English
Briefing note: Human Rights Council 25th session

The 25th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) will take place in Geneva from March 3rd to 28th. This note provides information on internet related human rights issues in the upcoming session of the HRC.

Feb 2014 Engilsh
Open letter by APC to the organisers of the International Conference on Global Internet Governance Nov 2013
Support to the UN General Assembly draft resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age Nov 2013
Open letter from the Fair Deal coalition to government representatives behind the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) Nov 2013
Response to Pakistan's submission to the 24th Human Rights Council on the importance of multi-stakeholder Internet Governance Oct 2013 English
Priorities for the eighth Internet Governance Forum (IGF), Bali, Indonesia, 2013 Oct 2013 English
APC submission on the outcome documents of the WSIS +10 High-Level event Oct 2013 English
“Miss Internet Bali” and women's participation at the Internet Governance Forum 2013 Oct 2013
Submission on the Draft Policy on Intellectual Property of South Africa by the Association for Progressive Communications on behalf of the Access to Knowledge Civil Society Coalition Oct 2013 English
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.

Sep 2013 English
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.

Sep 2013 English

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