Internet rights

Internet and the UN Human Rights Council: The good, the bad and the road ahead
Internet and the UN Human Rights Council: The good, the bad and the road ahead 25 September 2012 Joy Liddicoat

Governments in the HRC have taken up internet issues much faster than anticipated and it is safe to predict that this will increase. But governments’ discussions about the internet and human rights must become more multi-stakeholder. Until this happens, civil society must continue to look for opportunities within the HRC to find strategic entry points for advocacy and support each other to do so. Concrete action and follow up on the HRC Panel is needed before the next annual resolution on ...

New regulation threatens anonymity on the internet in Ecuador
New regulation threatens anonymity on the internet in Ecuador 15 August 2012 AL

In July, Ecuador approved a regulation for users of telecommunications and value-added services through the National Telecommunications Council. It establishes fundamental principles that defend the rights and interests of citizens, such as found in the concept of net neutrality. The regulation broadly guarantees users in the community to freely contract services and terminate those contracts....

Azerbaijan: Q&A on Human Rights and the Internet
Azerbaijan: Q&A on Human Rights and the Internet 13 August 2012 FD

APCNews has interviewed Rebecca Vincent, a human rights consultant and a former U.S. diplomat. She is currently working with ARTICLE 19 to coordinate the International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan, a coalition of international organisations working to promote and protect freedom of expression in Azerbaijan. We were particularly interested in her point of view on the human rights situation o...

Internet rights at the 13th session of the Universal Periodic Review: responses and follow-up
Internet rights at the 13th session of the Universal Periodic Review: responses and follow-up 27 July 2012 Shawna

In partnership with members and networks, APC’s Internet Rights project is working to engage States and relevant non-state actors through a variety of UN processes, including participation in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of member states, advocating on a variety of internet-related human rights issues. The Universal Periodic Review is a process where members of the Human Rights Counci...

Three days of action
Three days of action 27 June 2012 FD

Human rights and the internet - A review of perceptions in human rights organisations
Human rights and the internet - A review of perceptions in human rights organisations 30 May 2012 David Souter

This report, commissioned by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), is concerned with the relationship between human rights and the internet; and with perceptions of the internet, its impact on human rights and the concept of internet rights within mainstream rights organisations. It pays particular attention to the rights encapsulated in Articles 18, 19 and 20 of the Universal D...

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