This joint statement of the South African Civil Society Organisations (SA CSOs) – Human Rights Institute of South Africa, Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation, and the Association for Progressive Communications - welcomes the recommendations passed on South Africa by the Human Rights Council (HRC) in May 2017. The aforementioned organisations together with the Khulumani Support Group, CIVICUS and World Alliance for Citizen Participation, submitted a joint stakeholder report f...
The Association for Progressive Communications and the Foundation for Media Alternatives, a non-governmental organisation based in the Philippines, would like to call the attention of the Human Rights Council to concerns relating to the Philippines’ Universal Periodic Review (UPR) during the 27th session of the Working Group on the UPR. APC and FMA welcome the participation of the Government of the Philippines in the UPR despite an earlier attempt to defer from the process.
The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and organisations supporting this joint statement express concern over the lack of attention to the shrinking space for human rights online in India during the 3rd cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
This year, the Philippines is undergoing its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) before the UN Human Rights Committee. The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) submitted a UPR stakeholder report on the state of digital rights in the Philippines together with APC.
The 34th session of the Human Rights Council will take place from 27 February to 24 March 2017 in Geneva. Internet rights remain at the forefront of the HRC agenda, with the Council scheduled to debate a new resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age.
At the HRC 34th session, internet rights remain at the forefront of the agenda, with the Council scheduled to discuss the Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy's report on oversight of government surveillance programmes and to debate a new resolution on the right to privacy in the digital age.
The Foundation for Media Alternatives (FMA) welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the third cycle Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Philippines. This submission focuses on the Philippines' compliance under international human rights law on the promotion, protection and fulfillment of rights particularly in the Internet.
The UN Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review can be a valuable tool for advancing the notion of human rights online as universal, holding governments to account, and increasing understanding about the state of human rights online in various contexts.
The guide is designed to help human rights defenders working on human rights online navigate the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, with resources and case studies of real life advocacy to help inform and structure engagement.
During the “Arab Spring” of 2011, the internet was a space for mobilisation. Despite the increasing sophistication of persecution, the efforts to defend human rights, both online and offline, have not ceased.