Special Rapporteur

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 of the right to privacy. The creation of a mandate of Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy woul...

Anonymity and encryption are key to freedom of expression
Anonymity and encryption are key to freedom of expression 26 February 2015 APC

Submission by the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression In June 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 anonymity and encryption before the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. APC welcomes these efforts, which present a significant opportunity to strengthen fundamental freedoms ...

Internet: APC sees progress in the full recognition of the freedom of association and assembly
Internet: APC sees progress in the full recognition of the freedom of association and assembly 28 June 2012 FD

Stu Mayhew – Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0“The Special Rapporteur calls upon States to recognise that the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association can be exercised through new technologies, including through the Internet.” This recommendation is part of a recently released report in which the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful as...

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