Human rights and ICTs
This paper, produced as part of the APC project Advocacy for Change through Technology in India, Malaysia and Pakistan (APC-IMPACT), draws upon the work previously done by APC in providing guidance to the interpretation of the rights to freedom of association and assembly in the digital age.
The undersigned civil society organisations urge your delegation to support the adoption of the resolution on the protection of human rights defenders working to promote economic, social and cultural rights.
APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan welcome the report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, which rejects the conflict between freedom of expression and freedom of religion and instead highlights their positive interrelatedness and mutual reinforcement.
This joint written submission raises serious concerns regarding the potential impact of initiatives to counter and “prevent violent extremism” on the enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Open letter to UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein from 58 human rights organisations in advance of the panel discussion on “human rights and preventing and countering violent extremism” at the 31st session of the UN Human Rights Council.
Refused to become part of the silent majority, Institut Pelangi Perempuan conducted an exploratory research related to the LGBTIQ rights in the internet governance in Indonesia. This research is an attempt to challenge and build social movements through a process of advocacy in the fight against cyber-homophobia and blocking decisions unilaterally LGBTIQ sites in Indonesia.
This report presents a summary of the most relevant events with respect to human rights and the internet in Latin America in 2015, and was launched at that year's Internet Governance Forum (IGF).
APC welcomes the opportunity to comment on the protection of sources and whistleblowers for the October 2015 report of the Special Rapporteur on the Protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression to the UN General Assembly.
Instituto DEMOS works on promoting, strengthening and accompanying women's, youth and indigenous organisations and fostering democratic development processes at the local, national and international levels. DEMOS's vision is that of an inclusive Guatemala and Central America region based on social justice, human security and the exercise of human rights.
The EROTICS project looks at the impact of regulatory frameworks and control mechanisms on the lived practices, experiences and concerns of internet users in the exercise of their sexual rights.