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Civil society tells the UN Human Rights Council: "Promote strong encryption and anonymity"
Civil society tells the UN Human Rights Council: "Promote strong encryption and anonymity" 17 June 2015 APC

APC has joined 26 NGOs in welcoming the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression on the use of encryption and anonymity in digital communication, which was presented to the Human Rights Council.

HRC29: Joint statement by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, the International Lesbian and Gay Association and the Association for Progressive Communications
HRC29: Joint statement by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, the International Lesbian and Gay Association and the Association for Progressive Communications 17 June 2015

At the Human Rights Council, APC together with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and the International Lesbian and Gay Association delivered a joint statement highlighting the importance of encryption and anonymity for people who face discrimination and persecution based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Joint Civil Society Statement to the Human Rights Council: Promote Strong Encryption and Anonymity in the Digital Age
Joint Civil Society Statement to the Human Rights Council: Promote Strong Encryption and Anonymity in the Digital Age 17 June 2015 APC

APC has joined 26 NGOs in welcoming the report of UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression on the use of encryption and anonymity in digital communication, which was presented to the Human Rights Council today.

Human Rights Council #HRC29: What is at stake for internet rights?
Human Rights Council #HRC29: What is at stake for internet rights? 15 June 2015 Deborah Brown and Shawna Finnegan (APC) and Deniz D. Aydin (Access)

The 29th session of the Human Rights Council is taking place from 15 June to 3 July in Geneva. Internet rights will be prominent on the Council’s agenda, with the release of a number of reports relating to the internet, including a new report on encryption and anonymity by the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression.  

Call on the government of South Africa to support the creation of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
Call on the government of South Africa to support the creation of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 26 March 2015 APC

This week the UN Human Rights Council is expected to consider establishing a Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy. The South African government has a unique opportunity to support this initiative and ensure that the right to privacy is accorded the international recognition and protection it deserves.

Call on the government of South Africa to support the creation of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
Call on the government of South Africa to support the creation of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 24 March 2015 APC

Call on the government of South Africa to support the creation of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 23 March 2015 This week the UN Human Rights Council is expected to consider establishing a Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy. As a member of the Human Rights Council, and a state that has frequently provided positive leadership through its commitment to human rights, the So...

More than 90 NGOs call to establish a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy at the Human Rights Council’s 28th Session
More than 90 NGOs call to establish a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy at the Human Rights Council’s 28th Session 13 March 2015 APC

We strongly recommend that the Council takes up this invitation and establishes a Special Rapporteur with a mandate to provide guidance and monitor the implementation of the right to privacy as enshrined in Article 12 of the UDHR and Article 17 of the ICCPR.

Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression
Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression 27 February 2015 APC

In June 2015, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye will present a new report on anonymity and encryption before the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. APC welcomes these efforts, which present a significant opportunity to strengthen fundamental freedoms in the digital age, and this is why we contributed to Mr. ...

#UPR20 Iran
#UPR20 Iran 19 November 2014

<p>Photo: Amnesty International (Twitter).</p>

Joint civil society statement on privacy in the digital age
Joint civil society statement on privacy in the digital age 15 September 2014

APC endorses statement submitted by Human Rights Watch at the 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council on 11 September 2014.

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