UPR

Digital rights advocacy in the Arab world and the Universal Periodic Review
Digital rights advocacy in the Arab world and the Universal Periodic Review 01 May 2016 Wafa Ben Hassine

The Arab world is undergoing tremendous change. From the uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia in 2011 to the war and refugee crisis in Syria and the fight against fundamentalists in Iraq, the region is overburdened with change. The strengths and weaknesses of digital rights, as well as the mere ability to use the internet securely, are not immune to these geopolitical shifts. Parallel to these shifts is the increasingly pervasive role of internet services in dictating the way people live. Taking th...

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 Various

The efforts of the Government of Sudan to obstruct the engagement of civil society activists in a United Nations (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, 36 Sudanese and international groups and seven prominent Sudanese individuals said today. Four representatives of Sudanese civil society were intercepted by security officials at Khartoum ...

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 WOUGNET, CIPESA and APC

Submitted by Women of Uganda Network (WOUGNET), Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA) 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 ...

Towards Pakistan’s upcoming review at the Human Rights Council
Towards Pakistan’s upcoming review at the Human Rights Council 22 March 2016 Sheetal Kumar (Global Partners Digital)

Side event on Pakistan at HRC 31st session Although the expansive mahogany-panelled rooms of the UN’s imposing buildings can seem a world away from the daily realities of human rights defenders, events like Pakistan: Towards the 3rd Cycle of the UPR serve as a reminder of the unique and essential role that civil society plays in the mechanisms of the Human Rights Council (HRC). The event was ...

Universal Periodic Review - Sudan. Civil society calls for protection of Sudanese human rights defenders and journalists
Universal Periodic Review - Sudan. Civil society calls for protection of Sudanese human rights defenders and journalists 13 October 2015

On 21 September, 10 Sudanese civil society and human rights organisations (names have been withheld, as protection against reprisals) in collaboration with the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Alternatives, submitted a stakeholder report to the second UN Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Sudan, scheduled to take place in Geneva in April 2016. This revie...

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

“Repeal or amend without delay the Assembly Law of November 2013,” Turkey recommended to Egypt at its Universal Periodic Review by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 5 November 2014. Turkey was joined by more than 10 member states recommending that Egypt revise Act No. 107/2013 on the Right to Public Meetings and Peaceful Assemblies, which is responsible for the ongoing detention of ...

APC's work at the Universal Periodic Review
APC's work at the Universal Periodic Review 05 May 2014 Shawna

In partnership with members and networks, APC’s Internet Rights programme advocates for the protection, promotion and respect of human rights at the national level through the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a unique mechanism of the Human Rights Council involving a review of the human rights records of all UN member states. With our members and partners, APC has submitted stakeholder report...

Human Rights Council briefing note: 24th Session
Human Rights Council briefing note: 24th Session 04 September 2013 Joy Liddicoat and Deborah Brown

Dear friends, The programme for the upcoming session of the Human Rights Council is now available. This is session the 24th session of the Council (HRC24) and will be taking place from 9-27 September in Geneva. Plenary sessions will be live streamed and archived at: http://www.unmultimedia.org/tv/webcast/c/un-human-rights-council.html The twitter hashtag for the session is #HRC24 This will be a...

Universal Periodic Review of Macedonia - Joint stakeholder submission
Universal Periodic Review of Macedonia - Joint stakeholder submission 27 June 2013 AG and SF

APC and Metamorphosis Foundation made a joint submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review in light of recent changes to laws in Macedonia, particularly with regards to media freedom. These changes effectively threaten fundamental human rights in Macedonia, both online and offline. The submission focuses on freedom of expression, freedom of press, privacy and hate speech.

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