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The Abidjan Principles promises to be the new reference point for governments, educators and education providers when debating the respective roles and duties of states and private actors in education. They compile and unpack existing legal obligations that States have regarding the delivery of education, and in particular the role and limitations of private actors in the provision of education. They provide more details about what international human rights law means by drawing from other sources of law and existing authoritative interpretations.

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This Guide is intended as a tool for lawyers, judges, public of cials, human rights defenders, or for migrants themselves, to better understand the international human rights of migrants and the means to claim their respect or implementation at the national and international levels.

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This OXFAM document provides basic information about the right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) according to Article 10 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This resource also outlines comprehensive steps on how to use FPIC to protect the rights of indigenous peoples against harmful development projects such as dams, mines, and logging.

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UPR Info’s tutorials on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique mechanism of the Human Rights Council. It aims at raising awareness among governments, institutions and civil society on the modalities and goals of the UPR. In order to give you the tools to participate in the UPR, they have made three different tutorials, focused namely on: (1) the UPR Process, (2) states and (3) civil society (stakeholders).

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The following guides focus on each of the separate human rights protected under international law. These guides explain the scope of each right, summarize significant case law interpreting the right, and identify useful sources for further research.

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Shadow reporting is an important tool for NGOs supporting women’s human rights. By submitting a shadow report to a UN treaty body committee, NGOs can highlight issues not raised by their governments or point out where the government may be misleading the committee from the real situation.

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