Statements, positions and contributions from the APC

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Civil Society Statement read by APC to the Human Rights Council on human rights principles applicable to communications surveillance Sep 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
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
Response from APC to the CSTD Working Group on Enhanced Cooperation questionnaire 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.

Jun 2013 English
World Telecommunications/ICT Policy Forum: Informal Expert Group Statement May 2013 English
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
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

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