The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights guarantees transparency from member states, which are asked to outline how they preserve such rights within their nations.
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Realizing Women’s Rights: the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against W
In this article, Professor Joshua Cooper outlines the process by which women might use the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women to hold their governments accountable to preserving their rights.
The UN Convention Against Toture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment outlines how communities and individuals might seek redress against torture and ensure that those who torture are held responsible for their actions. This piece guides the reader through the steps of invoking the convention.
22nd Working Group on Indigenous Populations Tackles Conflict Resolution, Indigenous Participation I
During the 22nd United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations, representatives of indigenous communities gathered in Geneva to discuss how best to address violence and conflict in order to preserve their survival.
The ILO Convention has been one of the guiding documents in holding nations accountable to preserving indigenous people’s rights for almost a century. Through this convention, indigenous peopls have fought for economic and social rights and coordinated advocacy efforts on a global level.
Indigenous peoples in Oceania are facing threats to their very survival due to the effects of climate change. However, they are also rising to meet the challenges ahead by preparing both their land and their people for these threats.
This article resumes legal prohibitions on FGM worldwide.
This is a UNICEF Report on FGM with concepts, practice, social dynamics, related human rights law, and possible community and legislative actions
This is a podcast with Claudia Cappa, focal point for data collection and analysis on harmful traditional practices and main author for the 2013 UNICEF repport on FGM.