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This webpage explains what economic, social and cultural rights are, why they’re important and how they’re enforced. Economic, social, and cultural rights include the human right to work, the right to an adequate standard of living, including food, clothing, and housing, the right to physical and mental health, the right to social security, the right to a healthy environment, and the right to education.

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UNESCO’s Committee on Conventions and Recommendations (CR) offers a mechanism that any individual or group can use to try to get violations of rights, including the right to freedom of expression, addressed by States – but it’s relatively unknown. This 5-minute guide explains how the “Cre” can help individuals or groups to get countries to address human rights violations.

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When it comes to human and civil rights, is your government living up to its obligations? You can help hold it accountable by engaging with the Human Rights Committee, a UN body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

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The Special Rapporteur examines situations of extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions worldwide, draws attention of the Human Rights Council and High Commissioner for Human Rights to serious situations of executions, responds to information regarding executions and monitors implementation of international standards relating to capital punishment.

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The New York City Commission on Human Rights is charged with the enforcement of the Human Rights Law, Title 8 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, and with educating the public and encouraging positive community relations. The Commission is divided into two major bureaus — Law Enforcement and Community Relations. The Law…

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The Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Assembly and of Association gathers and receives information, issues reports on violations and offers other support on the promotion and protection of the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

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The Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders gives support to the implementation of the Declaration on human rights defenders and gathers information on the actual situation of human rights defenders around the world. The Rapporteur is available to receive information from defenders, including allegations of human rights violations committed against them, and…

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The Australian Human Rights Commission is an independent statutory organisation, established by an act of Federal Parliament. We protect and promote human rights in Australia and internationally.

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Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) was founded in 2000 and are an amalgam of various non-funded, non-profit, campaign, research and advocacy organisations based in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. JKCCS through its constituents seeks to speak truth to power whether through reports, programmes, systematic documentation, litigation or other engagements in Jammu and Kashmir and…

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