Statements & positions

Statements, positions and contributions from APC

HRC29: Joint statement by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, the International Lesbian and Gay Association and the Association for Progressive Communications

(June 2015, APC )

At the Human Rights Council, APC together with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and the International Lesbian and Gay Association delivered a joint statement highlighting the importance of encryption and anonymity for people who face discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Joint Civil Society Statement to the Human Rights Council: Promote Strong Encryption and Anonymity in the Digital Age

By APC (June 2015, )

APC has joined 26 NGOs in welcoming the report of UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression on the use of encryption and anonymity in digital communication, which was presented to the Human Rights Council today.

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APC's oral statement on violence against women at the UN Human Rights Council

By APC (June 2015, APC )

During the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on violence against women at the 29th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council, APC delivered an oral statement calling on all states to develop effective responses to technology-related violence against women as a matter of urgency as part of their existing obligations to uphold women’s human rights.

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Statement on the occasion of the WSIS Forum 2015, Geneva 25 – 29 May

By Association for Progressive Communications (May 2015, APC )
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APC statement on the Global Conference on Cyberspace, The Hague, 16-17 April 2015

By APC (May 2015, APC News )

We encourage the Global Conference of Cyberspace organisers to work closely with civil society groups and human rights defenders in the preparations for the event and to take local challenges fully into account, such as the hostile online environment that many journalists and human and women’s rights defenders have to confront.

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Joint Statement on the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 2015 Pakistan

By Bytes for All Pakistan (May 2015, APC )
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Statement on the occasion of the 18th session of the Commission on Science and Technology for Development

By International Federation of Library Associations, Internet Democracy Project, and Association for Progressive Communications (May 2015, APC )
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Joint letter of concern on the declining standards of freedom of expression in Malaysia

By APC (April 2015, APC )

We would like to express our concern on the declining standards of freedom of expression in Malaysia and the recent amendments introduced to the Sedition Act. The amendments also threaten freedom of expression online.

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WHRDIC urges Chinese authorities to release five young feminists

By WHRDIC (April 2015, APC )

The Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) calls on Wang Xiaohong, the Director of the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau, Chairman Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang to immediately and unconditionally ensure the release of the five young women human rights defenders who were criminally detained in China after they planned events to protest sexual harassment on International Women’s Day.

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