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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.

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Coalition  |   Research  |   Minority rights  |  

HURIGHTS OSAKA aims to promote human rights in the Asia-Pacific through collection and dissemination of information on, about and for human rights. In partnership with institutions in the region and beyond, HURIGHTS OSAKA seeks fulfilment of human rights in the societies of Asia and the Pacific.

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This webpage from the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights lists a variety of human rights resources arranged by topic for your convenience. Resources include human rights documents, ABA publications, links to outside entities, and more.

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Organization logo: Solitary Watch

  Solitary Watch is a web-based project aimed at bringing the widespread use of solitary confinement out of the shadows and into the light of the public square. Their mission is to provide the public—as well as practicing attorneys, legal scholars, law enforcement and corrections officers, policymakers, educators, advocates, people in prison and their families—with…

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The Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PacLII), in partnership with the University of the South Pacific School of Law, promotes free access to South Pacific laws and material (case law, legislation, treaties, Law Reform Commission documents, etc.) via the Internet. AustLII (Australian Legal Information Institute) assists PacLII in mark-up processing, database structure, search engine facilities, and some other aspects of technical infrastructure. The following is a list of all of the Vanuatu law databases and other information that PacLII holds

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Organization logo: The Committee on the Rights of the Child  (CRC)

The Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by its State parties. It also monitors implementation of two optional protocols to the Convention, on involvement of children in armed conflict and on sale of children, child…

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Organization logo: UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)

The Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights by its States parties. The Committee was established under ECOSOC Resolution 1985/17 of 28 May 1985 to carry out the monitoring functions assigned to the United Nations…

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Organization logo: Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

  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…

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Organization logo: Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)

The AHRC is an independent, non-governmental body, which seeks to promote greater awareness and realisation of human rights in the Asian region, and to mobilise Asian and international public opinion to obtain relief and redress for the victims of human rights violations. AHRC promotes civil and political rights, as well as economic, social and cultural…

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