Human Rights Council

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.  

Join us in putting the internet on the human rights agenda
Join us in putting the internet on the human rights agenda 08 December 2011 APC

The Association for Progressive Communications, in coordination with local members and networks, successfully submitted UPR reports for India, Brazil, South Africa and Ecuador focused on internet-related human rights issues. We call on civil society groups and governments to lobby for internet-related rights issues to be on the agenda in their respective countries.

APC welcomes the passing of the Swedish resolution to investigate human rights on the internet
APC welcomes the passing of the Swedish resolution to investigate human rights on the internet 30 September 2011 APC

The Swedish proposal to establish an expert panel on human rights and the internet passes by consensus at the Human Rights Council. APC welcomes this as a crucial step to having internet rights be the theme of the 2012 IGF.

APC Statement of Support for An Expert Panel on Freedom of Expression and the Internet at the UN
APC Statement of Support for An Expert Panel on Freedom of Expression and the Internet at the UN 14 September 2011 APC

APC puts out a statement strongly endorsing the proposal of the Swedish Government for an expert panel on human rights and the internet at the United Nations.

APC: Support Swedish proposal for UN panel on freedom of expression & the internet
APC: Support Swedish proposal for UN panel on freedom of expression & the internet 14 September 2011 APC

APC has put out a statement strongly endorsing the proposal of the Swedish Government for an expert panel on freedom of expression at the United Nations. We invite you to endorse the statement.

Sweden's proposed expert panel explained
Sweden's proposed expert panel explained 09 September 2011 APC

APC’s Joy Liddicoat explains the significance of Sweden’s proposal to the Human Rights Council to establish an expert panel on the internet and human rights.    

Equal access to the internet can counter discrimination against women, says UN report
Equal access to the internet can counter discrimination against women, says UN report 03 June 2011 JK

Efforts to mitigate violence against women online can backfire explains a report presented at the UN Human Rights Council. APC covered women’s issues and the internet at the HRC in a special edition of the policy and gender bulletin GenderIT.org.

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