Human Rights Council

Briefing note: Human Rights Council 25th session
Briefing note: Human Rights Council 25th session 28 February 2014 DB, JL and SF

The 25th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) will take place in Geneva from March 3rd to 28th. Information on the internet-related human rights issues that will be addressed there are provided by APC and Access in this briefing note.

Response to Pakistan's submission to the 24th Human Rights Council on the importance of multi-stakeholder Internet Governance
Response to Pakistan's submission to the 24th Human Rights Council on the importance of multi-stakeholder Internet Governance 02 October 2013 APC and Bytes for All

At the 24th session of the Human Rights Council, during General Debate on the promotion and protection of all human rights, Pakistan, speaking on behalf of Ecuador, Venezuela, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Russia, Indonesia, Bolivia, Iran, and China, expressed concerns regarding revelations of the use and abuse of advanced surveillance technologies by some States, in serious violation of the right to privacy and international law. Bytes for All – Pakistan and the Association for Progressive ...

Response to Pakistan's submission to the 24th Human Rights Council on the importance of multi-stakeholder Internet Governance
Response to Pakistan's submission to the 24th Human Rights Council on the importance of multi-stakeholder Internet Governance 01 October 2013 Valeria Betancourt

During General Debate on the promotion and protection of all human rights, Pakistan, speaking on behalf of 10 other countries, expressed concerns regarding use and abuse of advanced surveillance technologies in serious violation of the right to privacy and international law. Bytes for All, Pakistan and APC commend those countries for their statement. At the same time, we are concerned about pro...

NGOs at the Human Rights Council: Apply human rights law to state surveillance
NGOs at the Human Rights Council: Apply human rights law to state surveillance 20 September 2013

Civil society organisations today called upon the members of the Human Rights Council (HRC) to assess whether national surveillance laws and activities are in line with their international human rights obligations.

Civil Society Statement read by APC to the Human Rights Council on Canada UPR report
Civil Society Statement read by APC to the Human Rights Council on Canada UPR report 19 September 2013 Shawna Finnegan

Agenda Item 6:/Consideration of UPR reports/Canada Speaker: Shawna Finnegan Thank you Mr. President, The Association for Progressive Communications welcomes Canada’s acceptance of recommendations to expand measures to address violence against Indigenous women and girls, and ensure access to justice, improving the response of law enforcement and justice systems. [1] Despite systemic viole...

Civil Society Statement read by APC to the Human Rights Council on human rights principles applicable to communications surveillance
Civil Society Statement read by APC to the Human Rights Council on human rights principles applicable to communications surveillance 19 September 2013 APC

Civil Society Statement read by the Association for Progressive Communications to the Human Rights Council on human rights principles applicable to communications surveillance Agenda item 4:/General Debate/ Speaker: Shawna Finnegan Thank you Madame Vice President. I speak on behalf of several civil society organizations from around the world [1] to express grave concerns about new threats to d...

HRC 24: Joint Statement by NGOs in the Republic of Korea on intelligence agencies’ internet surveillance
HRC 24: Joint Statement by NGOs in the Republic of Korea on intelligence agencies’ internet surveillance 16 September 2013 APC

Jinbonet, APC member in South Korea, submitted a written statement to the 24th session of the Human Rights Council, together with other NGOs from South Korea.

APC at the 24th Human Rights Council
APC at the 24th Human Rights Council 13 September 2013

Against the backdrop of the recent Snowden revelations, APC and other civil society organisations are participating the 24th session of the HRC, which is taking place from 9-27 September 2013 in Geneva.

Human Rights Council: Launch of international principles on human rights and surveillance
Human Rights Council: Launch of international principles on human rights and surveillance 12 September 2013

The event, co-organised by APC, will take place on Friday in Geneva. Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Frank La Rue, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression, will provide some introductory remarks.

Joint statement on surveillance at the UN Human Rights Council’s 24th session
Joint statement on surveillance at the UN Human Rights Council’s 24th session 04 September 2013

APC, together with Access, Reporters Without Borders (RWB), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), and Privacy International have submitted a written statement to the UN Human Rights Council’s 24th session. The statement highlights the need to bring surveillance practices in line with international human rights norms, in a manner consistent with the International principles on the appl...

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