Contributions to other publications

National human rights institutions in digital spaces
National human rights institutions in digital spaces 10 July 2017

This paper was developed by APC in response to the call for submissions on the role of national human rights institutions in Southeast Asia in protecting human rights by the Asia Centre. It addresses the ways ICTs and the internet create new spaces where NHRIs can improve the way they function.

IGF Best Practice Forum on Gender and access (2016): Overcoming barriers to enable women's meaningful internet access
IGF Best Practice Forum on Gender and access (2016): Overcoming barriers to enable women's meaningful internet access 14 June 2017

The BPF is collaborating with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the UN University on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) in its important endeavour to research and map projects and initiatives that aim to address different gender digital divides around the world.

ARROW for Change: Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and the Internet
ARROW for Change: Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, and the Internet 07 December 2016

What are the relationships and interdependencies influencing the promises of being online: voice, visibility, and power? This ARROW for Change (AFC) issue on sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and the internet documents some of these dynamics.

Shifting Power and Human Rights Diplomacy: South Africa
Shifting Power and Human Rights Diplomacy: South Africa 06 September 2016

The key question of this volume is to what extent South Africa has used its power and influence for human rights promotion and protection abroad. APC’s Anriette Esterhuysen, Emilar Vushe and Deborah Brown co-authored the chapter on privacy, security and internet governance.

Using the Universal Periodic Review for Human Rights Online
Using the Universal Periodic Review for Human Rights Online 01 July 2016

The UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review can be a valuable tool for advancing the notion of human rights online as universal, holding governments to account, and increasing understanding about the state of human rights online in various contexts.          

The Road to WSIS+10: Key Country Perspectives in the Ten-Year Review of the World Summit on the Information Society
The Road to WSIS+10: Key Country Perspectives in the Ten-Year Review of the World Summit on the Information Society 06 September 2015

What are the world’s governments thinking in the lead-up to the 10-year review of the World Summit on the Information Society? This report aims to inform stakeholder engagement by providing insight into 15 key government perspectives. The country chapter on South Africa was contributed by APC.

The problem of the information format (for networks)
The problem of the information format (for networks) 18 February 2010

This report seeks to understand how networks deal with information formats – are certain formats routinely filed away or deleted, whist others tend to circulate? The report provides an introduction to the some of the arguments about how to approach the problem of information formats (for networks). Subsequently, it describes each of the projects undertaken at the workshop, including the data ...