Human Rights Council

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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