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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 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 is the second edition of the annual European Islamophobia Report (EIR) whichwas presented for the first time in 2015. New countries are included in this year’s
EIR; while 25 countries were covered in 2015, the report for 2016 includes 27 country
reports. EIR 2016 is the result of 31 prominent scholars who specialize in different
fields such as racism, gender and Islamophobia Studies. In the years to come we
will attempt to include more countries in our report. Our final aim is to cover and
monitor the developments of Islamophobia in all European countries.

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A conversation with Salvadoran human rights defenders Mirla Carbajal, lawyer with the Human Rights Institute of the Universidad Centroamericana, and Dina Cabrera, community activist and survivor of the Santa Cruz massacre; and Philippe Bourgois, Professor of Psychiatry and Anthropology at UCLA and survivor of the Santa Cruz massacre.

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El noveno informe sobre Derechos Humanos y Conflictividad en Centroamérica, correspondiente al periodo 2013-2014, documento que hace un panorama general e integral de la situación de derechos humanos en la región como resultado de un esfuerzo del Equipo Regional de Monitoreo y de Análisis de Derechos Humanos en Centroamérica, conformado por ocho organizaciones de la sociedad civil que trabajan en derechos humanos en El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica y Panamá.

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The four countries discussed in this report, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, share a history as well as contemporary social and economic characteristics. Two legacies stand out: concentration of land in the hands of a small powerful elite and the exploitation of the indigenous labour force.

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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.

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