Special Rapporteur

Proposed criteria for selection and appointment of a new mandate holder on the situation of human rights defenders
Proposed criteria for selection and appointment of a new mandate holder on the situation of human rights defenders 10 September 2019 Various

APC has joined the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) and 130 organisations from around the world to set out the criteria that should be at the heart of the selection of the next UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders. The mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders plays a key role in the recognition and protection of those who promote and defend human rights. These individuals, organisations and groups often face serious ...

Cultural rights for all: The UN must continue to support the mandate of the Special Rapporteur
Cultural rights for all: The UN must continue to support the mandate of the Special Rapporteur 06 March 2019 AWID and APC

The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) delivered this statement during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on cultural rights during the 40th session of the Human Rights Council. Speaker: Kasia Staszewska   Thank you, Mr. President. The Association for Women’s Rights in Development and the Association for Progressive Communications welcome the report of the Special Rapporteur in the field ...

“The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms is just an instrument, but quite an important one"
“The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms is just an instrument, but quite an important one" 23 June 2016

“The African Declaration on Internet Rights and Freedoms (…) promotes human rights standards and principles of openness in internet policy formulation and implementation on the continent,” the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, highlighted in his latest report to the Human Rights Council 32nd session. The Afri...

Freedom of expression and the private sector in the digital age
Freedom of expression and the private sector in the digital age 28 April 2016 APC

APC welcomes the focus of the Special Rapporteur on the protection and promotion of the right to freedom of opinion and expression on the responsibilities of the information and communication technology (ICT) sector to protect and promote freedom of expression in the digital age, and the opportunity to contribute to this study. This submission takes the UN “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Fram...

APC welcomes appointment of UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
APC welcomes appointment of UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 17 July 2015 APC

Professor Joseph A. Cannataci APC welcomes the appointment of Mr. Joseph Cannataci as the first United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy, which was announced on 3 July. Cannataci’s appointment is a historic step to address the right to privacy at the global level. In a checklist APC developed with other civil society organisations in April, we emphasised qualities that th...

Whistleblowers need strong legal protections to protect them from retaliation
Whistleblowers need strong legal protections to protect them from retaliation 17 July 2015 APC

In October 2015, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye will present a new report on the protection of sources and whistleblowers before the United Nations General Assembly in New York. APC welcomes these efforts to strengthen protections that enable accountability and transparency on a national and global level, wh...

Brief on APC's submission to the UN Special Rapporteur's report on whistleblowing and protection of sources
Brief on APC's submission to the UN Special Rapporteur's report on whistleblowing and protection of sources 17 July 2015 APC

In October 2015, the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression David Kaye will present a new report on the protection of sources and whistleblowers before the United Nations General Assembly in New York. APC welcomes these efforts to strengthen protections that enable accountability and transparency on a national and global level, wh...

APC welcomes decision to appoint Special Rapporteur on Privacy
APC welcomes decision to appoint Special Rapporteur on Privacy 26 March 2015 APC

After sustained pressure from civil society organisations, and under the leadership of the governments of Brazil and Germany, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) established a new Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, on 26 March 2015. With over 67 governments from all of the world’s regions co-sponsoring the resolution, the establishment of the Special Rapporteur marks a clear consensus ...

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