APC, Access Briefing note to the Human Rights Council 27th Session

The 27th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC27) will take place in Geneva from 8-26 September 2014. Internet rights and freedoms will feature prominently with the highlight being the Council’s consideration of the landmark report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the Right to Privacy in the Digital Age and related panel discussion on September 12th and a discussion on violence against children online.


Access partners APC will be attending the session to focus on internet rights and will be supporting a small group of sexual rights activists who will be attending the Council for the first time. They will also be focusing on the reviews of Egypt, Iraq and Democratic Republic of the Congo, which will take place in November, during the 20th Universal Periodic Review (UPR) session.


This briefing note highlights the key internet rights-related issues in the Council’s agenda for this session as well as countries under scrutiny in the Universal Periodic Review.


HRC sessions will be available online. Plenary sessions will be livestreamed and archived. Twitter hashtags for the session are #HRC27 and #UNPrivacy.