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Shifting Power and Human Rights Diplomacy: South Africa
Shifting Power and Human Rights Diplomacy: South Africa 06 September 2016 Doutje Lettinga and Lars van Troost, editors

The key question of this volume is to what extent South Africa has used its power and influence for human rights promotion and protection abroad. APC’s Anriette Esterhuysen, Emilar Vushe and Deborah Brown co-authored the chapter on privacy, security and internet governance.

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 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.  

Moez Chakchouk at Arab IGF 2015: “People need to know that their rights are protected online”
Moez Chakchouk at Arab IGF 2015: “People need to know that their rights are protected online” 15 January 2016 Leila Nachawati Rego

“It is all about education, which Arab states don’t always care about. It is a matter of culture, educating the younger and also the older generations.”

Open letter to the leaders of the world’s governments on security for all
Open letter to the leaders of the world’s governments on security for all 12 January 2016 Various

Governments should reject laws, policies, or other mandates or practices, including secret agreements with companies, that limit access to or undermine encryption and other secure communications tools and technologies.

We urge the National Assembly of Pakistan to vote against the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill
We urge the National Assembly of Pakistan to vote against the Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill 30 November 2015

At APC, we remain concerned about the proposed Prevention of Electronic Crimes Bill in Pakistan which poses grave risks to freedom of expression, the right to privacy, and access to information in the country.    

ICANN's new proposal will endanger domain owners and impact those who come from marginalised communities
ICANN's new proposal will endanger domain owners and impact those who come from marginalised communities 10 July 2015 APC

APC’s research shows that the reality of online abuse should be a serious concern for all those working on internet governance, development and access. Initiatives like ICANN’s new Domain Registration proposal are steps in the opposite direction.

Global Commission on Internet Governance: "Confidence must be restored in the Internet, because trust is eroding"
Global Commission on Internet Governance: "Confidence must be restored in the Internet, because trust is eroding" 20 April 2015 APC

Confidence must be restored in the internet in order for it to remain a global engine of social and economic progress that reflects the world’s cultural diversity, states the Global Commission on Internet Governance.

WHRD International Coalition and AWID launch recommendations to enhance the protection and security of WHRDs
WHRD International Coalition and AWID launch recommendations to enhance the protection and security of WHRDs 11 December 2013 WHRD IC and AWID

In celebration of UN Human Rights Day this December 10th the Urgent Responses Working Group of the Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) International Coalition, in collaboration with AWID, released the Recommendations to Enhance the Protection and Security of WHRDs.