human rights

Bytes for All Pakistan: "End Impunity and Bring Perpetrators of Sabeen to Justice"
Bytes for All Pakistan: "End Impunity and Bring Perpetrators of Sabeen to Justice" 04 May 2015 Bytes for All Pakistan

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its Pakistani member Bytes for All, strongly condemns the killing of Sabeen Mahmud. The groups also call on the government of Pakistan to ensure the protection of human rights defenders and bring perpetrators of the brutal murder of Sabeen Mahmud to justice.

NGOs call on governments to support the establishment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
NGOs call on governments to support the establishment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 06 March 2015 APC

We encourage governments to support the creation of a Special Rapporteur with a mandate to provide guidance on the scope and content of the right to privacy.

68 NGOs call on governments to support the establishment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
68 NGOs call on governments to support the establishment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 05 March 2015 APC

We encourage governments to support the creation of a Special Rapporteur with a mandate to provide guidance on the scope and content of the right to privacy.

How does internet policy affect Maghreb-Machrek human rights defenders?
How does internet policy affect Maghreb-Machrek human rights defenders? 22 December 2014

How does internet policy affect Maghreb-Machrek human rights defenders (HRDs) in their work? Who are the major players in internet policy and how can Maghreb-Machrek HRDs effectively engage them? These were the questions discussed at the regional seminar on freedom of expression, freedom of association and the right to the internet, in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Break the Silence: Campaign for Jailed Human Rights Activists
Break the Silence: Campaign for Jailed Human Rights Activists 10 December 2014

Today, on Human Rights Day, we remember Alaa Abd El Fattah and Bassel Khartabil (aka Bassel Safadi), who are serving arbitrary sentences that will jeopardize their futures as innovative and free thinkers from the Arab region. Break the silence with us today in this global campaign for Alaa, Bassel, and the many others who have been unjustly imprisoned because of their activism.

Experts representing non-commercial interests weigh in on ICANN and human rights
Experts representing non-commercial interests weigh in on ICANN and human rights 07 October 2014 Mallory Knodel

Earlier this year, the Council of Europe released a report on the application of human rights to ICANN. The Non-commercial stakeholder group (NCSG) and endorsing organisations, of which APC is one, have submitted comments on that report to raise concerns about the role of governments, ICANN’s legal status and the regulation of hate speech. Follow the link to read the NCSG report.

Latin America in a Glimpse: Human rights and the internet (2014)
Latin America in a Glimpse: Human rights and the internet (2014) 28 September 2014 ONG Derechos Digitales, APC and Joana Varon Ferraz

This report presents a summary of some aspects in the discussion in Latin America regarding human rights and the internet, and was specially produced to increase the understanding of the region among the international community gathered at the 2014 Internet Government Forum (IGF) in Istanbul.

IGF 2014 shares messages on right to privacy in the digital age at Human Rights Council
IGF 2014 shares messages on right to privacy in the digital age at Human Rights Council 10 September 2014 APC

On 5 September 2014, Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2014 participants from governments, civil society, the private sector, academic and technical communities agreed on key messages concerning the right to privacy in the digital age. The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) is now sharing these messages at the Human Rights Council 27th session in Geneva. Read the full statement from...

APC and partners to attend Human Rights Council 27th session
APC and partners to attend Human Rights Council 27th session 04 September 2014

The 27th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC27) will take place in Geneva from 8-26 September 2014. APC will be attending the session to focus on internet rights and will be supporting a group of sexual rights activists who will be attending the Council for the first time. This briefing note highlights the key internet rights related issues in the Council’s agenda for this session as wel...

Expert Consultation on Freedom of Expression, Internet Access and Human Rights in Africa: Context, Issues and Challenges
Expert Consultation on Freedom of Expression, Internet Access and Human Rights in Africa: Context, Issues and Challenges 01 August 2014

In 2011, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, Frank La Rue, presented recommendations for governments in the area of access to internet and freedom of expression. This meeting, convened by the Special Rapporteur in collaboration with APC, will be an opportunity to look at the current situation of access in the Africa reg...

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