Human Rights Council

Human Rights Council briefing note: 24th Session
Human Rights Council briefing note: 24th Session 04 September 2013 Joy Liddicoat and Deborah Brown

Access and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) have prepared a short briefing on the internet related human rights items that will be addressed at Human Rights Council 24, as well as some background on the Council’s work on the internet and human rights.

Internet Rights in Mexico and Nigeria: APC members, partners make recommendations in UPR processes
Internet Rights in Mexico and Nigeria: APC members, partners make recommendations in UPR processes 20 March 2013 Shawna Finnegan

In partnership with members and networks, APC is working to protect and promote human rights online, engaging governments and other relevant stakeholders through a variety of United Nations processes including participating in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).

Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Mexico
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Mexico 18 March 2013 LaNeta

Mexico is the most dangerous not-at-war country for the practice of journalism – it only follows Pakistan, Iraq and Somalia, all countries at war – the justice system and laws ignore when a communicator asks for help or when his/her remains, together with family, demand justice. Despite international recommendations, Mexico still does not have an official database disaggregated by ...

Internet and the UN Human Rights Council: The good, the bad and the road ahead
Internet and the UN Human Rights Council: The good, the bad and the road ahead 25 September 2012 Joy Liddicoat

It’s been a year of increasing debates about the internet and human rights among governments in the UN. Read this account of the main developments since 2011 and the challenges ahead.

The UN recognises freedom of expression on the internet as a human right
The UN recognises freedom of expression on the internet as a human right 06 July 2012 AL

“The same rights that people have offline must also be protected online,” says an unprecedented resolution approved recently by the Human Rights Council.

UN Human Rights Council holds first-ever discussion on Women Human Rights Defenders
UN Human Rights Council holds first-ever discussion on Women Human Rights Defenders 28 June 2012

The 20th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council convened a 3-hour panel on 26 June on Women Human Rights Defenders as part of its annual full-day discussion on women’s human rights.

APC submission to the special rapporteur on  freedom of association and peaceful assembly
APC submission to the special rapporteur on freedom of association and peaceful assembly 18 March 2012 APC

APC welcomes the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to peaceful assembly and association and makes recommendations for how these rights can be promoted and protected online.

HRC expert panel on freedom of expression is only the beginning
HRC expert panel on freedom of expression is only the beginning 01 March 2012 APC

APC welcomes the success of the Human Rights Council expert panel on freedom of expression that took place in Geneva on 29 February as an important step towards promoting and protecting human rights online. Anriette Esterhuysen, APC’s executive director and panellist said, “It was extremely encouraging that states agree that the same rights that apply in the offline world also apply online....

The HRC expert panel on freedom of expression - How you can help
The HRC expert panel on freedom of expression - How you can help 01 March 2012

With the success of the recent expert panel on freedom of expression and the internet, now is the time to push for governments and international human rights organisations to commit to take concrete actions to promote and protect freedom of expression online.

The Human Rights Council panel on freedom of expression and the internet
The Human Rights Council panel on freedom of expression and the internet 25 February 2012

On Wednesday February 29th 12:00-15:00 CET (11:00-14:00 UTC), the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) will convene an expert panel in Geneva to discuss the issue of freedom of expression on the internet. This will be the first time human rights on the internet has been specifically addressed by the HRC.  

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