This compendium aims to serve as a comprehensive guide for civil society actors engaging in the third cycle of the UPR and is presented in four parts. Part 1 offers a concise introduction to the UPR. Following this, Part 2 provides an up to date guide for civil society on how best to engage with the UPR. Part 3 offers advice, and examples of best practices, for strengthening national CSO coalitions, specifically relating to the UPR. Finally, Part 4 provides non-state actors in the UPR with a resources toolkit for engagement.
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This handbook provides legal information on the European legal framework on all types of discrimination, as well as practical information regarding those.Available in more than 20 languages.
A Toolkit for state and local human rights and human relations commissions, providing information about a recent review of the United States’ human rights record under the United Nations’ Universal Periodic review. It revealed a number of areas in which the United States can improve local conditions on issues that state and local agencies confront on a routine basis.
This guide is based upon the IDC Core Position and provides supporting authority for each of the IDC’s 10 Core Position principles. The guide provides a concise, user-friendly guide to civil society, UN partners, and government policy makers on some of the key international obligations of states to avoid unnecessary immigration detention and to implement alternatives to detention.
Provides a detailed description regarding the format and processes involved in the Special Tribunal for Lebanon investigating the circumstances of the death of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri in the hopes to inform and therefore engage the public to lend legitimacy to the tribunal.
The Special Rapporteur takes up, with the States concerned, individual cases of human rights violations committed against defenders. This website provides an introduction to the procedure upon the submission of complaints, and guidelines for submitting complaints to the special rapporteur.
The HRC Complaint Procedure allows individuals and organizations to bring human rights violations to the attention of the Council. This website explains how the complaint procedure works, what the criteria are for acceptable communications, and how to submit communications.
ISHR’s Reprisals Handbook is aimed first and foremost at human rights defenders who interact with regional and international human rights systems.
It highlights the risks that you, as defenders, can face from interacting with international and regional human rights systems, and suggests ways in which you can leverage these systems to provide some degree of protection for yourselves and promote accountability for perpetrators of acts of intimidation or reprisal. In doing so it does not aim to provide a fully comprehensive protection solution, but rather to complement measures that you should also take at the national level.