The United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) will hold its 47th session in Geneva from 21 June to 13 July. This session will again adopt a hybrid format, combining face-to-face and online sessions, with most statements delivered virtually.
APC considers the HRC sessions an important opportunity to influence the setting up of international standards on human rights online and to raise awareness regarding violations of human rights online in specific countries. APC’s priorities at this HRC47 session include the following:
- To advocate for digital inclusion and the recognition of community networks as key for meaningful access by introducing language in this regard into the HRC internet resolution.
- To raise awareness about the gendered dimensions of disinformation and its consequences during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression.
- To highlight the impact of emerging technologies on women and people living in situations of vulnerability.
- To raise awareness about the situation of digital rights in Colombia in the context of protests and to call for accountability in relation to the violations of the digital rights of Palestinians.
- To engage in the discussions around the resolution on civil society space, highlighting the need for access to a secure internet as a key element for the work of civil society, activists and human rights defenders.
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