Global Advocacy and Policy Strategy

Putting cybersecurity on the rights track
Putting cybersecurity on the rights track 29 April 2019

APC is implementing an exploratory project called “Putting cybersecurity on the rights track” with the support of the Mozilla Corporation. The goal of the project is to develop a research and advocacy strategy to ensure that cybersecurity policy and norms are influenced by civil society and progressive techie voices, so that these policies consistently integrate a rights-based approach. APC’s basic assumption is that human rights and cybersecurity do not need to be “balanced” or &nb...

Securing human rights online in Africa through a strong and active "African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms" network
Securing human rights online in Africa through a strong and active "African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms" network 06 March 2019

As access to the internet increases across the African continent, so does its potential to improve people’s lives, enable human rights, and strengthen democracy and transparent and accountable governance. For this potential to be achieved, the exercise of human rights on and through the internet needs to be respected, promoted and protected.  Unfortunately, there is an increasing trend in the region to regulate the internet in ways that pose threats to freedom of expression, assembly a...

Universal Periodic Review
Universal Periodic Review 02 July 2018

In partnership with members and networks, APC’s Internet Rights programme advocates for the protection, promotion and respect of human rights at the national level through the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a unique mechanism of the Human Rights Council involving a review of the human rights records of all UN member states. With our members and partners, APC has submitted stakehol...

World Summit on the Information Society
World Summit on the Information Society 19 August 2015

The two-stage World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) took place in 2003 (the Geneva phase) and 2005 (the Tunis phase). It was convened upon the recognition that there was “an urgent need to harness the potential of knowledge and technology for promoting the goals of the United Nations Millennium Declaration.” WSIS started out as a primarily development-focused process. The Geneva ph...

Human Rights Council
Human Rights Council 04 October 2013

APC participates at the UN Human Rights Council, an intergovernmental body responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe. As part of a growing network of civil society, APC engages in the Council to raise awareness and build support for internet rights. Our participation includes the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a unique process coordinated by t...

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