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.
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The Colibrí Center for Human Rights is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization with the mission to end disappearance and uphold human dignity along the U.S.-Mexico border. Colibrí works in solidarity with the families of the disappeared to find truth and justice through forensic science, investigation, and community organizing.
The UNMISS Human Rights Division, which also represents the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in South Sudan, works to promote human rights in the world
Victims of enforced disappearance are people who have literally disappeared; from their loved ones and their community. They go missing when state officials (or someone acting with state consent) grabs them from the street or from their homes and then deny it, or refuse to say where they are. Sometimes disappearances may be committed by armed non-state actors, like armed opposition groups. And it is always a crime under international law. Read this page to learn more about enforced disappearances under human rights law, where they occur, and how activists address this issue.
The equality and non-discrimination guarantee provided by international human rights law applies to all people, regardless of sex, sexual orientation and gender identity or
This short infographic video provides and overview of the history of LGBT rights since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948, and discusses human rights abuses still facing LGBT people. LGBT people continue to face issues including discrimination, brutal violence, torture, kidnapping, and even murder.
Intersights has produced a series of legal manuals which serve as a unique reference for lawyers wishing to familiarise themselves with a given Article of the ECHR. Each manual includes a theoretical part on the standards of the ECHR and a compilation of citations from the case law of the European Court of Human Rights.