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Human Rights Focus is a member-based human rights organisation with a countrywide mandate to promote and defend human rights. They work to promote and protect all human rights through empowering the local communities to demand and duty bearers to discharge their obligations for effective provision of justice, peace, good governance and accountability services.

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The ACLU Mobile Justice smartphone app was created to empower individuals to hold law enforcement agencies accountable for their actions. This app has four main features which allow citizens to personally record police officer interactions, alert nearby users when stopped by police, transmit incident reports directly to the ACLU, and learn what rights citizens have when stopped by law enforcement officers.

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DefendDefenders (East and Horn of Africa Human Rights Defenders Project) seeks to strengthen the work of human rights defenders (HRDs) throughout the East and Horn of Africa sub-region by reducing their vulnerability to the risk of persecution and by enhancing their capacity to effectively defend human rights.

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This fact sheet aims to shed light on the right to health in international human rights law as it currently stands, amidst the plethora of initiatives and proposals as to what the right to health may or should be. The fact sheet starts by explaining what the right to health is and illustrating its implications for specific individuals and groups, and then elaborates upon States’ obligations with respect to the right. It ends with an overview of national, regional and international accountability and monitoring mechanisms.

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These methods were compiled by Dr. Gene Sharp and first published in his 1973 book, The Politics of Nonviolent Action, Vol. 2: The Methods of Nonviolent Action. The book outlines each method and gives information about its historical use.

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