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The UN Convention Against Toture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment outlines how communities and individuals might seek redress against torture and ensure that those who torture are held responsible for their actions. This piece guides the reader through the steps of invoking the convention.

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The objective of the human rights-based approach (HRBA) to development is to ensure that development work explicitly and systematically (1) takes into consideration the standards provided by economic, social, cultural, political and civil rights, and (2) applies and strengthens human rights principles, such as empowerment, participation, non-discrimination, equality, transparency, and accountability. The realization of human rights is at the heart of a HRBA to development. Through the application of a human rights-based perspective, structural and institutionalised causes of power imbalances, discrimination, exclusion and, thus, poverty are identified.

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The Indian Law Resource Center provides legal assistance to indigenous peoples of the Americas to combat racism and oppression, to protect their lands and environment, to protect their cultures and ways of life, to achieve sustainable economic development and genuine self-government, and to realize their other human rights.

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