The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) puts each UN member state’s human rights record under the microscope every five years, but requires the active engagement of civil society to make the most of it. Read this 5-minute explainer to learn how you can participate and translate its outcomes into action on the ground.
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The Open Government Partnership brings states together to make their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens. Find out how civil society groups can be a part of it!
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is a crucial player in efforts to promote and protect human rights in the Americas region. Find out how you can use it to bolster your free expression advocacy.
The objective of this report is to contribute to a better understanding of State obligations aimed at guaranteeing, protecting, and facilitating public protests and demonstrations, as well as the standards that should frame the progressive use of force—and as a last resort—in protest contexts. The report stresses that demonstrators have the freedom to choose the mode, form, place, and message for peaceful protest, and States have the obligation to manage social conflict through dialogue.
The Case Law Database (“CLD”) is a gateway to the jurisprudence of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (“ICTR”), the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (“ICTY”) and International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (“IRMCT”) Appeals Chambers.
It provides direct access to extracts of key judgements and decisions rendered by the ICTR, ICTY, and IRMCT Appeals Chambers since their inception, as well as to full-text versions of the corresponding appeal judgements and decisions.
This Toolkit is designed to provide different types of actors with documents and tools to support their engagement with the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) laid out in the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants. It features a beginner’s guide on the CRRF, which can be useful guidance for actors involved in new or early applications of the CRRF, and contains more detailed materials for specific stakeholders. As a living page, the toolkit is constantly updated, informed and enriched by contributions of partners involved in the CRRF and the implementation of the Global Compact on Refugees.
This interactive dashboard maps the ratification status of 18 international human rights treaties by country. The indicator refers to the expression by the State of its consent to be bound by a human rights treaty under international law.
This webpage from the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights lists a variety of human rights resources arranged by topic for your convenience. Resources include human rights documents, ABA publications, links to outside entities, and more.
This website contains the on-line versions of books previously published in hard copy by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress as part of the Country Studies/Area Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region’s historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy.
This webpage provides a follow-up report on the United Arab Emirates’ 2nd Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) from 2013.