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Joint UPR submission highlights women's rights and the internet in Uganda
Joint UPR submission highlights women's rights and the internet in Uganda 11 May 2016

“Ugandan women have the potential to be internet users who can champion different societal causes,” said Moses Owiny of WOUGNET, which joined with CIPESA and APC to draft a submission to Uganda’s second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the Human Rights Council.    

Call for international solidarity with human rights in Sudan online and offline
Call for international solidarity with human rights in Sudan online and offline 03 May 2016

On Wednesday 4 May 2016, Sudan will undergo a formal review by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva. Sudanese human rights defenders and international civil society are urging all concerned actors to hold the government of Sudan accountable for ongoing human rights violations.

Sudan blocks civil society participation in UN-led human rights review
Sudan blocks civil society participation in UN-led human rights review 04 April 2016

The efforts of the Sudanese government to obstruct the engagement of civil society activists in a UN-led human rights review of the country is unacceptable and shows blatant contempt not just for human rights defenders in Sudan, but to human rights standards and the UN Human Rights Council.  

Women's Rights and the Internet in Uganda Stakeholder Report - Universal Periodic Review 26th Session – Uganda
Women's Rights and the Internet in Uganda Stakeholder Report - Universal Periodic Review 26th Session – Uganda 28 March 2016

This submission is a joint stakeholder contribution to the second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism for Uganda. It focuses on women’s rights and the internet in Uganda, and explores the extent of implementation of the recommendations made in the previous cycle of the UPR.

#UPR20 Iran
#UPR20 Iran 19 November 2014

<p>Photo: Amnesty International (Twitter).</p>

#UPR20: Egypt, Iraq should revise laws violating human rights
#UPR20: Egypt, Iraq should revise laws violating human rights 18 November 2014

APC breaks down the major outcomes of the 20th session of the Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review, which focussed on Egypt and Iraq among other countries. APC has followed the UPRs of Egypt and Iraq, particularly for these states’ violations of internet rights such as freedom of expression.

Freedom of expression under threat in Macedonia
Freedom of expression under threat in Macedonia 27 June 2013

APC and Metamorphosis Foundation made a joint-submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review in light of recent legislative threats to freedom of opinion and expression, freedom of press, privacy and security, and hate speech.

Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Nigeria
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Nigeria 18 March 2013

This submission focuses on freedom of expression and freedom of information highlighting how the internet is being used to promote and protect human rights in Nigeria, and the danger to human rights posed by lack of protection for journalists in Nigeria. A recent report on intermediate liability in Nigeria stated: “The increased availability of internet access and telecommunication facil...

Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Mexico
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Mexico 18 March 2013

Mexico is the most dangerous not-at-war country for the practice of journalism – it only follows Pakistan, Iraq and Somalia, all countries at war – the justice system and laws ignore when a communicator asks for help or when his/her remains, together with family, demand justice. Despite international recommendations, Mexico still does not have an official database disaggregated by ...

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

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.