human rights

On International Sex Worker Rights Day, sign our petition to the UN
On International Sex Worker Rights Day, sign our petition to the UN 01 March 2013 Mallory Knodel

This Sunday, 3 March 2012, is International Sex Worker Rights Day. As part of an ongoing campaign, APC’s projects Internet Rights are Human Rights and Take Back the Tech! are circulating a petition to protect sex workers’ rights that we will send to the UN this month. Sign it today!

Azerbaijan: Prominent blogger, journalist and human rights defenders arrested
Azerbaijan: Prominent blogger, journalist and human rights defenders arrested 30 January 2013

Just months after the Internet Governance Forum, hundreds of people have demonstrated in Azerbaijan’s capital to express solidarity with recent protests in the central town of Ismayilli and denounce heavy police brutality. Some 40 participants were detained, including prominent blogger Emin Milli, investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova and human rights defenders.

New paper from APC and the Internet Society connects internet protocols and human rights
New paper from APC and the Internet Society connects internet protocols and human rights 13 December 2012 Joy Liddicoat and Avri Doria

“Like Internet protocols, human rights standards attempt to articulate principles that will apply universally over time, as ideas and conditions evolve,” a new paper argues. Commissioned by the Association for Progressive Communications and the Internet Society, the issue paper released today compares the standards-making processes as well as the principles underlying human rights on the on...

Human rights and Internet protocols: Comparing processes and principles
Human rights and Internet protocols: Comparing processes and principles 13 December 2012 Joy Liddicoat and Avri Doria

The Internet is a network that empowers at the edges, rather that the centre, rendering it a profoundly democratic and rights-fostering platform. Human rights are principles that seek to empower those at the margins rather than at the centre of power, rendering them a fundamentally empowering framework for individuals. This paper explores human rights and Internet protocols by comparing the pro...

Online and offline sex worker rights are human rights
Online and offline sex worker rights are human rights 05 December 2012 FD

APC’s Connect Your Rights campaign is teaming up with the global campaign Take Back The Tech – fighting violence against women – on its 12th day of action (from 16). We are offering three stories to make the case for urgent action on sex worker rights, online and offline. Read more and be sure to sign our petition.

Syria's internet shutdown violates international human rights law
Syria's internet shutdown violates international human rights law 29 November 2012

At 10:26 UTC on November 29th, Syria’s international internet connectivity was shut down. APC strongly condemns this shut down, which threatens the safety and security of the Syrian people, and clearly violates international human rights law.

Freedom of expression and women human rights defenders in Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala
Freedom of expression and women human rights defenders in Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala 07 November 2012 Daysi Flores

GenderIT.org contributor Daysi Flores looks at a number of new cybercrime laws in Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala that pose a threat to online security, the right to privacy, and freedom of expression and association for the countries’ citizens in general, but for women human rights defenders in particular.

APC in solidarity with the Open Letter of the 'Expression Online Initiative' at the 7th IGF
APC in solidarity with the Open Letter of the 'Expression Online Initiative' at the 7th IGF 07 November 2012

APC stands in solidarity with the Expression Online Initiative, which expressed serious concerns regarding violations of UN principles currently taking place at the 7th annual Internet Governance Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan. The violations include restrictions on freedom of expression and association and failure to guarantee equal rights for every participant. Read Expression Online’s open ...

Women human rights defenders and digital security: Reflections with a Latin American accent
Women human rights defenders and digital security: Reflections with a Latin American accent 07 November 2012 Daysi Flores

A survey of women human rights defenders (WHRDs) conducted as part of APC’s Connect Your Rights! campaign revealed some interesting practices and perceptions in terms of their use of information and communications technologies in their work. Read an analysis.

Joy Liddicoat of APC connects the dots between human rights and internet governance
Joy Liddicoat of APC connects the dots between human rights and internet governance 07 November 2012 joy Liddicoat

In edition 4 of the MIND magazine, which questions human rights in internet governance, Joy Liddicoat of the Association for Progressive Communications makes the point that freedom of expression only takes its full force for democratic change when we can exercise it together with all of our other rights and freedoms. She argues that human rights must be a main focus of all discussions at the IGF.

« Go back