Special Rapporteur

“The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms is just an instrument, but quite an important one"
“The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms is just an instrument, but quite an important one" 23 June 2016

“The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms (…) promotes human rights standards and principles of openness in internet policy formulation and implementation on the continent,” the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, highlighted in his latest report to the Human Rights Council 32nd session.

Private sector has responsibility to protect the right to free expression
Private sector has responsibility to protect the right to free expression 28 April 2016

As technology becomes increasingly pervasive in our daily lives, the policies of a broad array of private actors have an impact on freedom of expression in the digital age. APC welcomes the focus of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression on the responsibilities of the ICT sector, and the opportunity to contribute to his study. While there has been significant focus on the impact of large, transnational companies, we wish to highlight other private actors w...

Freedom of expression and the private sector in the digital age
Freedom of expression and the private sector in the digital age 28 April 2016

APC welcomes the focus of the Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression on the responsibilities of the information and communication technology (ICT) sector to protect and promote freedom of expression in the digital age, and the opportunity to contribute to this study.

APC welcomes appointment of UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
APC welcomes appointment of UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 17 July 2015

APC welcomes the appointment of Mr. Joseph Cannataci as the first United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, which was announced on 3 July. Cannataci’s appointment is a historic step to address the right to privacy at the global level.

APC welcomes appointment of UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
APC welcomes appointment of UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 17 July 2015

APC welcomes the appointment of Mr. Joseph Cannataci as the first United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, which was announced on 3 July. Cannataci’s appointment is a historic step to address the right to privacy at the global level.

Whistleblowers need strong legal protections to protect them from retaliation
Whistleblowers need strong legal protections to protect them from retaliation 17 July 2015

APC submits a statement to UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, that makes the case that whistleblowers need strong legal protections to protect them from retaliation and enable them to report offences safely and freely.

Brief on APC's submission to the UN Special Rapporteur's report on whistleblowing and protection of sources
Brief on APC's submission to the UN Special Rapporteur's report on whistleblowing and protection of sources 17 July 2015

The courageous actions of whistleblowers defend human rights, save lives and billions of dollars in public funds, and contribute to making governments more transparent and companies more accountable.

APC welcomes decision to appoint Special Rapporteur on Privacy
APC welcomes decision to appoint Special Rapporteur on Privacy 26 March 2015

After sustained pressure from civil society organisations, and under the leadership of the governments of Brazil and Germany, the UN Human Rights Council established a new Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, on 26 March 2015.

More than 90 NGOs call to establish a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy at the Human Rights Council’s 28th Session
More than 90 NGOs call to establish a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy at the Human Rights Council’s 28th Session 13 March 2015

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.