human rights

We urge the National Assembly of Pakistan to vote against the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill
We urge the National Assembly of Pakistan to vote against the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 30 November 2015

At APC, we remain concerned about the proposed Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill in Pakistan which poses grave risks to freedom of expression, the right to privacy, and access to information in the country.    

International call on Moroccan authorities to drop charges against human rights defenders
International call on Moroccan authorities to drop charges against human rights defenders 17 November 2015

We, international human rights, peace and freedom of expression organizations, are gravely concerned about the harassment and prosecution of seven human rights defenders and journalists in Morocco.

Joint statement on Egypt: Presidential pardon frees some women human rights defenders, while others are still detained
Joint statement on Egypt: Presidential pardon frees some women human rights defenders, while others are still detained 02 October 2015

The delay in the release of both Ms. Salwa Mihriz and Ms. Nahed Sherif is quite atrocious, especially that Ms. Mihriz’s release is halted by the fact that her name is not written correctly in the pardon decision. As for Ms. Mahienour El-Massry, it is feared that her exclusion from the concerned pardon is a result of her being targeted for her well-known and prominent human rights activism...

Internet rights trainers meet in Jakarta for week-long exchange
Internet rights trainers meet in Jakarta for week-long exchange 29 May 2015 Leila Nachawati Rego

Human rights defenders, including activists working on gender and sexual rights, are increasingly experiencing technology-related human rights violations. As a response to these challenges, APC is carrying out an internet rights training exchange in Jakarta, the first in a series of capacity-building activities.    

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.

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