Internet rights

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

The undersigned non-governmental organisations working to protect human rights write to encourage governments to support the creation of a new Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy at the Human Rights Council (HRC) 28th ordinary session in March. The UN General Assembly resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age – adopted by consensus on 18 December 2014 – encourages the HRC to consider the possibility of establishing a special procedure on the right to privacy. At the...

The IACHR hosts thematic hearing on internet and human rights
The IACHR hosts thematic hearing on internet and human rights 29 September 2014 VB

The Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Derechos Digitales, Karisma Foundation, the Association for Progressive Communications, the Center for Technology and Society of the Getulio Vargas Foundation and the Association for Civil Rights will participate in a thematic hearing on the impact of the internet in the defense and exercise of human rights before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The audience will take place in Washington, DC, during the ...

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. It was specially produced to increase the understanding of the region among the international community gathered at the 2014 Internet Government Forum (IGF) in Istanbul. The report was prepared by APC member Derechos Digitales, APC and researcher Joana Varon Ferraz.

Briefing note Human Rights Council 27th session
Briefing note Human Rights Council 27th session 04 September 2014 Deniz D. Aydin (Access), Joy Liddicoat, Deborah Brown

The 27th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC27) will take place in Geneva from 8-26 September 2014. Internet rights and freedoms will feature prominently with the highlight being the Council’s consideration of the landmark report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age and related panel discussion on September 12th and a discussion on viole...

2014 Internet Governance Forum
2014 Internet Governance Forum 18 August 2014

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) mobilises for the 9th annual Internet Governance Forum, taking place in Istanbul, Turkey from 31 August – 5 September 2014. Leading and participating in workshops, side events with partners, decision makers and stakeholders, and prompting dialogue around internet rights, public access and digital privacy, APC will play a key role in inf...

Our Right to Safety: Publication addresses women human rights defenders’ approach to protection
Our Right to Safety: Publication addresses women human rights defenders’ approach to protection 11 March 2014 Inmaculada Barcia

When asked what protection and security meant to her, a woman human rights defender explained: “I am a single mother and had to leave my home with my daughter and be relocated. I had to look for a job in my new place of residence and could not take care of my daughter, so I requested the state if they could cover these expenses as part of the relocation scheme. But the state did not understan...

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