UN special procedures are independent specialists – often called special rapporteurs – and expert working groups, mandated to monitor and report on violations of human rights, and give advice to the UN and their member states on how to protect them.. This 5-minute IFEX guide is an introduction to a specific group of specialists – UN special rapporteurs and expert working groups – and how you can work with them to promote freedom of expression.
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The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is a crucial player in efforts to promote and protect human rights in the Americas region. Find out how you can use it to bolster your free expression advocacy.
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.
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.
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…
The United Nations Commission on Human Rights, in resolution 1985/33, decided to appoint an expert, a special rapporteur, to examine questions relevant to torture. The mandate was extemded for 3 years by Human Rights Council resolution 8/8 in June 2008. It covers all countries, irrespective of whether a State has ratified the Convention against…