UPR

UN member states must hold Azerbaijan to account for deteriorating human rights situation
UN member states must hold Azerbaijan to account for deteriorating human rights situation 30 April 2013

International Partnership Group on Azerbaijan The member states of the United Nations should hold Azerbaijan to account during its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 30 April 2013 for its failure to protect basic human rights. The International Partnership Group on Azerbaijan, coordinated by ARTICLE 19, and local organisations urge the UN to take Azerbaijan to task for failing to implement the commitments it made after its first review in 2009. In its national report to the UPR, Azerbaijan st...

Internet Rights in Mexico and Nigeria: APC members, partners make recommendations in UPR processes
Internet Rights in Mexico and Nigeria: APC members, partners make recommendations in UPR processes 20 March 2013 Shawna Finnegan

In partnership with members and networks, APC is working to protect and promote human rights online, engaging governments and other relevant stakeholders through a variety of United Nations processes including participating in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). In March 2013, APC, in partnership with its members and networks, made joint submissions to the UPRs of Mexico and Nigeria, discussin...

Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Cameroon
Joint Submission on Internet-related Human Rights Issues in Cameroon 11 December 2012 Protege QV

This submission has been prepared by Protege QV and the Association for Progressive Communications. Protège QV is a Cameroonian rights association whose mission it is to promote individual and collective initiative that target environmental protection and contributes to an increased quality of life for Cameroonian families. This submission focuses on freedom of expression, freedom of associat...

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...

Internet rights at the 13th session of the Universal Periodic Review: responses and follow-up
Internet rights at the 13th session of the Universal Periodic Review: responses and follow-up 27 July 2012 Shawna

In partnership with members and networks, APC’s Internet Rights project is working to engage States and relevant non-state actors through a variety of UN processes, including participation in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of member states, advocating on a variety of internet-related human rights issues. The Universal Periodic Review is a process where members of the Human Rights Counci...

Must read: The internet, human rights and the UPR
Must read: The internet, human rights and the UPR 22 May 2012 Joy Liddicoat

“… the internet has transformed human rights movements… Bloggers and human rights defenders who legitimately exercise their right to freedom of expression continue to be arbitrarily arrested, tortured and unjustly sentenced to imprisonment on the pretext of protecting national security or countering terrorism. Some have had their lives threatened and been the subject of death sentences. ...

Women's human rights online & the Universal Periodic Review
Women's human rights online & the Universal Periodic Review 17 April 2012

From May 21 to June 4 2012, the second cycle of the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) will begin at the UN in Geneva. The UPR is a mechanism for states to tell other countries what they have achieved in promoting human rights – but also for non-state actors to raise issues of concern.   Read this special edition of GenderIT.org to learn more about the current discu...

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