The Best Practices Policy Project (BPPP) is dedicated to supporting organizations and advocates working with sex workers, people in the sex trade and related communities in the United States. They produce materials for policy environments, address research and academic concerns and provide organizations and advocates with technical assistance. Everything that they do is guided by principles that…
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The Solidarity Action Network (SANE) brings together international civil society organisations (ICSOs) and their local partners to support each other when faced with undue threats to their operations. It enhances cooperative mechanisms for joint actions beyond public statements of solidarity to push back against clampdowns on civil society.
Solidarity Playbook – a Collection of Best Practices
We collect best practices and learnings on resilience and solidarity mechanisms developed by ICSOs and their CSO partners. We do this by capturing case studies and curating learnings and knowledge on organisational resilience mechanisms as well as coalition responses. We derive key findings and mechanisms out of this process. We take these steps to improve ICSOs’ and CSOs’ own preparedness to undue scrutiny and attacks.
This toolkit contains information and resources on effective strategies and tactics to improve protest resilience and sustainability. The information contained in this toolkit has been sourced from a combination of published reports, existing toolkits and interviews conducted with activists and members of civil society from around the world.
This OXFAM document provides basic information about the right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) according to Article 10 of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This resource also outlines comprehensive steps on how to use FPIC to protect the rights of indigenous peoples against harmful development projects such as dams, mines, and logging.
The International Human Rights Fact-Finding Guidelines (The Lund-London Guidelines) were produced by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in 2009. The Guidelines are a useful tool for NGOs and all individuals and organisations engaged in human rights fact-finding and reporting, providing guidelines for ensuring accuracy, objectivity, transparency and credibility to fact-finding visits and reports. Guidelines are currently available in English, Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish.
The Guatemala program supports the development of a group of lawyers specialized in human rights, allowing victims and civil society organizations to be effectively represented before national and international tribunals. The objective is to permit emblematic cases of human rights violations to be brought before the courts, so that a body of jurisprudence may be…
This manual addresses key concepts linked to the legal and physical protection of community-based human rights defenders living and working in remote areas. It also raises awareness of the existence of risks associated to their work, while providing security tools and protection strategies developed by Protection International.
In an attempt to reach out to community-based defenders, the 70-page booklet is written in Thai and contains lively illustrations drawing a parallel between the six-step rice cultivation process and the implementation of security measures. Moreover, the manual allows readers to easily adopt security guidelines into practice.
The Digital Media and Learning Research Hub’s mission is to advance research in the service of a more equitable, participatory, and effective ecosystem of learning keyed to the digital and networked era. Located at the system-wide University of California Humanities Research Institute at UC Irvine, they are an international research center that is committed to…
This multimedia presentation based on Truth Seeking: Creating an Effective Truth Commission, provides an overview of the essential best practices guiding the main aspects of a truth commission, answering basic questions relating to its goals, powers, operations, framework, protections for commissioners and witnesses, and reporting. Its intention is to provide practical guidelines for practitioners, commission staff, and political leaders on a wide spectrum of experiences that can be adapted to suit the unique social, political, and legal context of the state.
This publication provides an overview of the essential best practices guiding the main aspects of a truth commission, answering basic questions relating to its goals, powers, operations, framework, protections for commissioners and witnesses, and reporting. Its intention is to provide practical guidelines for practitioners, commission staff, and political leaders on a wide spectrum of experiences that can be adapted to suit the unique social, political, and legal context of the state.