Special Rapporteur

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 African Declaration and the private sector in the digital age Kaye’s report focuses on the role of the...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

More than 90 NGOs call to establish a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy at the Human Rights Council’s 28th Session
More than 90 NGOs call to establish a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy at the Human Rights Council’s 28th Session 13 March 2015 APC

Joint NGO oral statement to the Human Rights Council 28th ordinary session. Call to establish a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy The UN General Assembly, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and existing special procedure mandate holders have all recognized the pressing need for ongoing, systematic and authoritative monitoring, reporting and guidance on the scope and content o...

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