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Joint letter to the UN on social media and device collection at US borders
Joint letter to the UN on social media and device collection at US borders 17 February 2017

These practices persist in violation of the United States’ human rights treaty obligations, and action is needed to hold the US government accountable for the protection of human rights at US borders, which are not zones of exclusion or exception.

Joint letter to the UN on social media and device collection at US borders
Joint letter to the UN on social media and device collection at US borders 16 February 2017

In a joint letter sent to UN high authorities, a group of organisations urged them to investigate reports that the United States is demanding that visitors provide access to their electronic devices as well as passcodes to those devices and online accounts.

UNHRC: Resolution reaffirming human rights online adopted
UNHRC: Resolution reaffirming human rights online adopted 01 July 2016

APC welcomes the adoption by the Human Rights Council (HRC) of resolution reaffirming the importance of promoting and protecting human rights on the internet. The resolution which was adopted by consensus addresses some of the most pressing challenges to human rights online today.    

APC welcomes Human Rights Council resolution on the internet and human rights
APC welcomes Human Rights Council resolution on the internet and human rights 01 July 2016

APC welcomes the adoption by the Human Rights Council (HRC) of resolution A/HRC/32/L.20 reaffirming the importance of promoting and protecting human rights on the internet. The resolution, which was adopted by consensus, addresses some of the most pressing challenges to human rights online today.

Letter to Member States of the UN Human Rights Council, regarding resolution on the protection of human rights defenders addressing economic, social and cultural rights
Letter to Member States of the UN Human Rights Council, regarding resolution on the protection of human rights defenders addressing economic, social and cultural rights 24 March 2016

The undersigned civil society organisations urge your delegation to support the adoption of the resolution on the protection of human rights defenders working to promote economic, social and cultural rights.

Joint written statement to the UN Human Rights Council on the impact of religion on freedom of expression and women's rights online
Joint written statement to the UN Human Rights Council on the impact of religion on freedom of expression and women's rights online 17 February 2016

APC and Bytes for All, Pakistan welcome the report of the Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief, which rejects the conflict between freedom of expression and freedom of religion and instead highlights their positive interrelatedness and mutual reinforcement.    

Violations of freedom of expression in the name of religion increasingly taking place online, impacting women and sexual minorities
Violations of freedom of expression in the name of religion increasingly taking place online, impacting women and sexual minorities 17 February 2016

Violations of freedom of expression in the name of religion, are increasingly taking place online, and disproportionally impact women and sexual minorities.

The Working Group on Internet Governance - 10th Anniversary Reflections
The Working Group on Internet Governance - 10th Anniversary Reflections 14 December 2015

2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). It is also the anniversary of a multistakeholder experiment that helped bring the WSIS to a successful conclusion: the Working Group on Internet Governance (WGIG). This book reflects on WGIG’s procedural and substantive contributions to the evolving global Internet governance dialogue and institutional ecos...

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

The courageous actions of whistleblowers defend human rights, save lives and billions of dollars in public funds, and contribute to making governments more transparent and companies more accountable.

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

APC submits a statement to UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, that makes the case that whistleblowers need strong legal protections to protect them from retaliation and enable them to report offences safely and freely.