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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 that privacy is a pressing global issue that will finally be accorded the international recognition ...

Call on the government of South Africa to support the creation of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
Call on the government of South Africa to support the creation of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 24 March 2015 APC

Call on the government of South Africa to support the creation of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 23 March 2015 This week the UN Human Rights Council is expected to consider establishing a Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy. As a member of the Human Rights Council, and a state that has frequently provided positive leadership through its commitment to human rights, the So...

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...

68 NGOs call on governments to support the establishment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
68 NGOs call on governments to support the establishment of a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy 05 March 2015 APC

The undersigned non-governmental organisations working to protect human rights write to encourage governments to support the creation of a new Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy at the Human Rights Council (HRC) 28th ordinary session in March. The UN General Assembly resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age – adopted by consensus on 18 December 2014 – encourages the...

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...

APC at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York
APC at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York 27 February 2013 Flavia Fascendini

See below APC’s full statement and the executive summary The scenario The Commission on the Status of Women will take place from 4 to 15 March 2013. The Commission meets annually for a period of ten working days at United Nations Headquarters in New York. This year’s priority theme is “Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.” The emerging issue i...

One line that makes an internet freedom fighter's day
One line that makes an internet freedom fighter's day 18 October 2012 FD

It’s short, but it matters. In no more words than a Twitter message, Brazil made many internet rights activists happy in September. It’s worth revisiting this message and putting in context. “Consider freedom of expression concerns when drafting cybercrime legislation.” Yes, and? This phrase was pronounced in May 2012 at the UN. Delegates from a small European country have agreed to dra...

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