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 Human Rights Foundation promotes and defends human rights in Aotearoa New Zealand and abroad, through research-based education and advocacy. Human Rights Foundation are an independent non-governmental organisation established in December 2001.
The Abidjan Principles promises to be the new reference point for governments, educators and education providers when debating the respective roles and duties of states and private actors in education. They compile and unpack existing legal obligations that States have regarding the delivery of education, and in particular the role and limitations of private actors in the provision of education. They provide more details about what international human rights law means by drawing from other sources of law and existing authoritative interpretations.
MUSAWA is dedicated to defending the independence of the judiciary and the legal profession through leading a watchdog role in monitoring the performance of the pillars of justice in Palestine.
This program from Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) takes complaints on behalf of individual victims of human rights abuses to the Special Procedures of the United Nations.
Green Light Aid and Development is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization. Its goal is the protection of human rights. To achieve this, they work within the recommendations of the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights, and the treaties to which Honduras is a party.
This report from the U.S. State Department details the Guatemalan government’s human rights practices for 2015. Principal human rights abuses included widespread institutional corruption, particularly in the police and judicial sectors; police and military involvement in serious crimes, such as kidnapping, drug trafficking, trafficking in persons, and extortion; and societal violence, including lethal violence against women.
The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination is a UN Convention and entered into force on Jan. 4, 1969. It commits its members to the elimination of racial discrimination and the promotion of understanding among all races. The Convention also includes an individual complaints mechanism, effectively making it enforceable against its parties. Find the full text here.
REDRESS is a human rights organisation that helps torture survivors obtain justice and reparation. REDRESS works with survivors to help restore their dignity and to make torturers accountable.
This fact sheet from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR) discusses children’s rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the constructive monitoring of these rights, and how to make children’s rights a reality.