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Statements, positions and contributions from APC

Criteria for the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy

By APC (April 2015, APC )
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Statement: Stop defamation against the women human rights defenders of CEDEHM in Mexico

By WHRDIC (April 2015, APC )

As a member of the Women Human Rights Defender International Coalition (WHRDIC), APC has signed this statement expressing serious concerns about the situation of women human rights defenders Luz Estela Castro, Director of the Women’s Human Rights Center (CEDEHM) and Irma Villanueva, Director of the Legal Department of CEDEHM in Chihuahua, México.

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HRC 28th session: Statement of ISHR, APC, AWID and FORUM-ASIA on behalf of the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition

By ISHR, APC, AWID and FORUM-ASIA on behalf of the WHRD IC (March 2015, APC )

The adoption of Egypt’s Universal Periodic Review report is taking place on Friday 20 March 2015. NGOs have the opportunity to make an oral statement during this time. This is the statement that the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition put together, focusing on the situation of women human rights defenders in Egypt. “We express our grave concern that the violence, intimidation and harassment faced by women human rights defenders, which were raised during Egypt’s UPR last year, has only intensified,” the statement says.

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Resolutions on the African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms

By African Internet Rights Campaign (March 2015, APC )
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More than 90 NGOs call to establish a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy at the Human Rights Council’s 28th Session

By APC (March 2015, APC )

We strongly recommend that the Council takes up this invitation and establishes a Special Rapporteur with a mandate to provide guidance and monitor the implementation of the right to privacy as enshrined in Article 12 of the UDHR and Article 17 of the ICCPR.

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Briefing Note: Human Rights Council 28th session

By Deniz D. Aydin (Access), Deborah Brown and Shawna Finnegan (March 2015, APC )
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APC joins Global Library and Archives Community in welcoming new UN report on Copyright Policy and the Right to Science and Culture

By APC (March 2015, Association for Progressive Communications )

In March 2015 the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights presented a report to the 28th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva regarding copyright policy in the context of cultural rights. APC joins the Global Library and Archives Community in welcoming the report that examines copyright from a critical but often neglected perspective: the human dimension.

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68 NGOs call on governments to support the establishment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy

By APC (March 2015, APC )

We encourage governments to support the creation of a Special Rapporteur with a mandate to provide guidance on the scope and content of the right to privacy.

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Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression

By APC (February 2015, APC )
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