This compendium aims to serve as a comprehensive guide for civil society actors engaging in the third cycle of the UPR and is presented in four parts. Part 1 offers a concise introduction to the UPR. Following this, Part 2 provides an up to date guide for civil society on how best to engage with the UPR. Part 3 offers advice, and examples of best practices, for strengthening national CSO coalitions, specifically relating to the UPR. Finally, Part 4 provides non-state actors in the UPR with a resources toolkit for engagement.
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The Pastoralists Indigenous Non Governmental Organizations’ Forum (PINGO’s Forum) is an advocacy coalition of 53 indigenous peoples organizations working in Tanzania for the rights of marginalized indigenous pastoralists and hunter-gatherers communities.
The Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in Eritrea was established by the UN Office of the High Commissioner to investigate violations of international human rights law, as outlined in the reports of the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Eritrea.
The Human Rights Atlas, originally created by the Institute for Democracy and Conflict Resolution (IDCR) at the University of Essex and Mackman, brings together more than 200 different measures of economic, social, political, and legal life in 220 different countries across the world.
The CIVICUS Monitor is a cutting edge research tool built by civil society. CIVICUS aims to share reliable, up-to-date data on the state of civil society freedoms in all countries. Their interactive world map allows you to access live updates from civil society around the world, track threats to civil society and learn about the ways in which our right to participate is being realised or challenged.
The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and Tandon School of Engineering at New York University are investigating ways in which human rights groups can use data visualization to enhance the impact and effectiveness of their research and advocacy. Using this body of research, the team will develop guidelines to help human rights advocates…
The Institute for Policy Studies is a progressive think tank dedicated to building a more equitable, ecologically sustainable, and peaceful society. In partnership with dynamic social movements, they turn transformative policy ideas into action.
Environmental Justice Organizations, Liabilities and Trade is a global research project bringing science and society together to catalogue and analyze ecological distribution conflicts and confront environmental injustice.
TNI’s mission is to strengthen international social movements with rigorous research, reliable information, sound analysis and constructive proposals that advance progressive, democratic policy change and common solutions to global problems. In so doing, TNI acts as a unique nexus between social movements, engaged scholars and policy makers.
The Video as Evidence Field Guide provides basic and advanced practices activists can use to increase the likelihood that their footage can serve as evidence in criminal and civil justice processes, for advocacy, and by the media. It also aims to help activists and lawyers better collaborate on capturing and collecting valuable video evidence.