human rights

Getting ready for the internet's backstreets
Getting ready for the internet's backstreets 19 April 2012 FD

While the internet is a powerful campaigning space, it’s got its obscure backstreets too. What are the specific threats and concerns to women human rights defenders in that space? This 5-minute survey tries to get a feel of your digital security readiness with a tour of 17 questions. Take the tour and learn about your privacy options.

Women's human rights online & the Universal Periodic Review
Women's human rights online & the Universal Periodic Review 17 April 2012

From May 21 to June 4 2012, the second cycle of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) will begin at the UN in Geneva. The UPR is a mechanism for states to tell other countries what they have achieved in promoting human rights – but also for non-state actors to raise issues of concern. Read this special edition of GenderIT.org to learn more about the current discussions about women’s human rights on the internet.    

Access to the internet and human rights - thanks Vint!
Access to the internet and human rights - thanks Vint! 16 January 2012 Joy Liddicoat

APC responds to Vint Cerf’s recent column, “Access to the Internet is Not a Human Right”, with an open letter supporting his challenge to the technical community and engineers to put human rights to the forefront of internet design.    

IGF workshop 155 report: Human rights - a unifying approach for development, freedom, access and diversity?
IGF workshop 155 report: Human rights - a unifying approach for development, freedom, access and diversity? 02 November 2011 Joy Liddicoat

A report from the APC workshop organised at the 2011 IGF in Kenya. Workshop participants discussed examples of current internet related human rights violations, considered implications for development, freedom access and diversity, shared strategies for remedies and accountability against human rights violators, opportunities and challenges for seeking remedies, how human rights is a growing th...

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.

London Riots: Social media does not cause social problems say APC and GreenNet
London Riots: Social media does not cause social problems say APC and GreenNet 14 August 2011 APC/GreenNet

Following last week’s riots, British PM David Cameron said that his government is considering a crackdown on online communications. However he forgets that the same websites and phone networks were also used to locate friends and plan safe exits from trouble-spots. APC and GreenNet issue a statement.    

Internet Rights are Human Rights, says APC at Human Rights Council
Internet Rights are Human Rights, says APC at Human Rights Council 25 May 2011 APC

APC calls on the Human Rights Council to treat freedom of expression online as a human rights issue.

Internet rights are human rights, claims APC before the Human Rights Council
Internet rights are human rights, claims APC before the Human Rights Council 19 May 2011 APC

APC calls on the Human Rights Council to treat freedom of expression online as a human rights issue.

APC event at the UN Human Rights Council: Watch the video
APC event at the UN Human Rights Council: Watch the video 19 May 2011 APC

As part of APC’s Connect your rights! Internet Rights are Human Rights campaign, APC is co-hosted a side-event at the Human Rights Council’s seventeenth session in Geneva on 3 June.

Access to knowledge conference in Yale: Video interviews
Access to knowledge conference in Yale: Video interviews 16 February 2010 AL

More than 20% of human genes are patented in the US which, among other things, is preventing people from accessing affordable and appropriate testing and diagnoses of genetic diseases. This is only one example of how restrictive intellectual property legislation is impacting human rights. At the Yale Information Society Project’s conference, of which APC was an organising partner, these i...

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