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APC submission on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, in relation to the human rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly 21 February 2024 APC

This submission was developed in response to the call for input from the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, for a thematic report addressing the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly.

APC statement to the informal stakeholders consultation during preparations for the zero draft of the Global Digital Compact 14 February 2024 APC

In its contribution to this round of consultations, APC stressed the vital importance of ensuring the effective consideration of civil society voices in the Global Digital Compact negotiation phase.

Coalition of international organisations demands that Meta refrain from censoring criticism of Zionism on its platforms
Coalition of international organisations demands that Meta refrain from censoring criticism of Zionism on its platforms 12 February 2024 Various

This open letter expresses deep concern over Meta's proposed revision of its hate speech policy regarding the term "Zionist" and the potential to treat it as a proxy for Jewish and/or Israeli, which will ultimately lead to severe restrictions on legitimate political speech and debate.

Open letter to the Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime
Open letter to the Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Cybercrime 09 February 2024 Various

Organisations spanning civil society, industry and the technical community, including APC, urge governments to consider withholding support for the draft UN cybercrime treaty in its current incarnation. If adopted without major changes, this treaty's risks far outweigh its potential benefits.

Joint civil society letter calling to ensure live online modalities of participation for UN human rights bodies and mechanisms
Joint civil society letter calling to ensure live online modalities of participation for UN human rights bodies and mechanisms 06 February 2024 Various

Over 200 organisations including APC sent a joint letter to UN representatives calling on them to ensure live online modalities of participation for UN human rights bodies and mechanisms, in light of concerns regarding civil society access and participation in these spaces.

A call for global solidarity and decisive action to end Myanmar’s military rule and ensure victory for the people resisting dictatorship
A call for global solidarity and decisive action to end Myanmar’s military rule and ensure victory for the people resisting dictatorship 01 February 2024 Various

Three years after Myanmar’s military junta seized power, local and international civil society actors including APC are calling on the international community to stand with the country's people, offering not only solidarity, but also concrete resources to resist digital oppression.

Joint statement on the proposed cybercrime treaty ahead of the concluding session
Joint statement on the proposed cybercrime treaty ahead of the concluding session 23 January 2024 Various

The statement's signatories, including APC, stress that the proposed UN Cybercrime Convention must be narrowly focused on tackling cybercrime, and not used as a tool to undermine human rights. Unless meaningful changes are made to address current shortcomings, the Convention should be rejected.

Open letter to Sri Lankan government: Withdraw Online Safety Bill to protect people’s rights and future
Open letter to Sri Lankan government: Withdraw Online Safety Bill to protect people’s rights and future 22 January 2024 Various

In light of the grave implications for the freedoms of people in Sri Lanka, APC and over 50 other organisations are calling on the government to withdraw the Online Safety Bill and engage in meaningful, sustained and inclusive consultations, including civil society and human rights experts.

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