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Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
HUMAN RIGHTS & TRADITION JUSTI

Human Rights and Traditional Justice Systems in Africa

8 Sep 2016
Human rights issues relating to traditional justice systems in Africa have rarely been addressed in detail. This publication defines the nature and characteristics of traditional justice systems, including issues related to jurisdiction, community involvement, composition, and a primary focus on ...
GAOR 69TH SUPP44 RPT COMM TORTURE

Report of the Committee against Torture

Fifty-first session (28 October–22 November 2013); Fifty-second session (28 April–23 May 2014)

Series:
Reports of the Committee Against Torture
10 Feb 2016
This is the official Record of the Report of the Committee against Torture on the Fifty-first session (28 October–22 November 2013) and the Fifty-second session (28 April–23 May 2014).
GAOR 69TH SUPP18 ELIM RACIAL DISCR

Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Eighty-third session (12–30 August 2013) and the Eighty-fourth session (3–21 February 2014)

Series:
Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
28 Jan 2016
This is the official record of the Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on the Eighty-third session (12–30 August 2013) and the Eighty-fourth session (3–21 February 2014)
EOR 2014 SUPP2 ECOSOC CULT RGTS

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Report on the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Sessions (29 April - 17 May 2013, 4 - 29 November 2013)

Series:
Report of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
9 May 2016
This is the official report of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on its fiftieth and fifty-first sessions during the period of 29 April to 17 May 2012 and 04 to 29 November 2013.
MOVING AWAY FROM THE DEATH PENALTY

Moving Away from the Death Penalty

Arguments, Trends and Perspectives

23 Oct 2015
Capital punishment is irrevocable. It prohibits the correction of mistakes by the justice system and leaves no room for human error, with the gravest of consequences. There is no evidence of a deterrent effect of the death penalty. Those sacrificed on the altar of retributive justice are almost a...
PRINCIPLES RESPONSIBLE CONTRACTS

Principles for Responsible Contracts

Integrating the Management of Human Rights Risks into State-investor Contract Negotiations - Guidance for Negotiators

16 Dec 2015
This publication feeds into ongoing global efforts to better align the international investment regime with international human rights standards. It focuses on contracts between State entities and foreign business investors that govern big investment projects, such as natural resource exploitatio...
EOR 2013 SUPP2 ECOSOC CULT RGTS

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Report on the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Sessions (30 April - 18 May 2012 and 12-30 November 2012)

Series:
Report of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
11 Sep 2015
This is the official report of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on its forty-eighth and forty-ninth sessions during the period of 30 April to 18 May 2012 and 12 to 30 November 2012.
GAOR 69TH SUPP36 OHCHR RPT

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Sixty-ninth Session

Series:
Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
31 May 2015
The present report, submitted to the General Assembly pursuant to Assembly resolution 48/141, highlights some of the main achievements of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) between August 2013 and July 2014 under its management plans for 2012-2013 and 2014...
RULE OF LAW TOOLS POST CONFL

Rule-of-Law Tools for Post-Conflict States

Archives

31 May 2015
This publication focuses on the means to strengthen archives through the identification of good practice for the management of different types of records and archives, highlighting considerations and issues for reform, and setting out steps and strategies to strengthen archives. The first chapter...
GDLNS INDIGENOUS PEOPLE ISSUES

Guidelines on Indigenous Peoples' Issues

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
31 Mar 2015
This publication aims to assist the United Nations system to mainstream and integrate indigenous peoples’ issues in processes for operational activities and programmes at the country level. It sets out the broad normative, policy and operational framework for implementing a human rights-based and...
MONITORING CONVEN RGHTS PERSO

Monitoring the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Guidance for Human Rights Monitors

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
31 Mar 2015
Human rights work requires preparation, technical skills and substantive knowledge in order to be effectively conducted. This publication aims to assist United Nations human rights officers and other human rights monitors—including from Governments, national human rights institutions and non-gove...
FROM EXCLUSION TO EQUALITY

From Exclusion to Equality

Realizing the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Series:
Handbook for Parliamentarians
25 Mar 2015
Parliaments and parliamentarians have a key role to play in promoting and protecting human rights. This Handbook aims to assist parliamentarians and others in efforts to realize the Convention so that persons with disabilities can achieve the transition from exclusion to equality. It seeks to rai...
ECON SOC CULTURAL RIGHTS MIGRAN

The Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Migrants in an Irregular Situation

7 Oct 2014
This publication aims to fill a significant knowledge gap on the human rights of irregular migrants. It seeks to describe barriers faced by irregular migrants in the exercise of such fundamental rights as the right to health, to education, to an adequate standard of living, to social security, an...
WOMEN

Les droits des femmes sont des droits de l’homme

7 Sep 2021
Atteindre l'égalité entre les femmes et les hommes et éliminer toutes les formes de discrimination à l'égard des femmes sont des droits humains fondamentaux et des valeurs des Nations Unies. Partout dans le monde, les femmes subissent néanmoins régulièrement des violations de leurs droits humains...
WOMEN

Women's Rights Are Human Rights (Russian language)

16 Jul 2021
Attaining gender equality for and eliminating all forms of discrimination against women are fundamental human rights and United Nations values. Women around the world nevertheless regularly suffer violations of their human rights throughout their lives, and realizing women’s human rights has not ...
WOMEN

Women's Rights Are Human Rights (Arabic language)

16 Jul 2021
Attaining gender equality for and eliminating all forms of discrimination against women are fundamental human rights and United Nations values. Women around the world nevertheless regularly suffer violations of their human rights throughout their lives, and realizing women’s human rights has not ...
WOMEN

Women's Rights are Human Rights

20 Jan 2015
Attaining equality between women and men and eliminating all forms of discrimination against women are fundamental human rights and United Nations values. Women around the world nevertheless regularly suffer violations of their human rights throughout their life, and realizing women’s human right...
WOMEN

Los derechos de la mujer son derechos humanos

3 Jan 2017
La igualdad entre mujeres y hombres y la eliminación de todas las formas de discriminación contra la mujer forman parte de los derechos humanos fundamentales y de los valores de las Naciones Unidas. A pesar de ello, a lo largo de su vida, las mujeres de todo el mundo sufren regularmente vulneraci...
WOMEN

Women's Rights are Human Rights (Chinese language)

22 Feb 2016
Attaining equality between women and men and eliminating all forms of discrimination against women are fundamental human rights and United Nations values. Women around the world nevertheless regularly suffer violations of their human rights throughout their life, and realizing women’s human right...
GAOR 68TH SUPP44 RPT COMM TORTURE

Report of the Committee against Torture

Forty-ninth Session (29 October - 23 November 2012); Fiftieth Session (6-31 May 2013)

Series:
Reports of the Committee Against Torture
28 May 2014
Official Records of the Report of the Committee against Torture: Forty-ninth Session (29 October - 23 November 2012); Fiftieth Session (6-31 May 2013)
PRINCIP RECTORES EMPR DERECHO HUM

Principios Rectores sobre las Empresas y los Derechos Humanos

Puesta en práctica del marco de las Naciones Unidas para "proteger, respetar y remediar"

7 Oct 2014
The Guiding Principles were developed by the former Special Representative of the SG on the issue of human rights, transnational corporations and other business enterprises. They have been widely endorsed by international and regional organizations, States, business enterprises, industry and trad...
PRINCIPES DIRECTEURS DROIT L

Principes directeurs relatifs aux entreprises et aux droits de l’homme

Mise en oeuvre du cadre de référence "protéger, respecter et réparer" des Nations Unies

8 Jul 2014
Les Principes directeurs s’appliquent à tous les États et à toutes les entreprises commerciales, transnationales ou autres, indépendamment de leur taille, de leur secteur, de leur lieu d’implantation, de leur régime de propriété et de leur structure. Les Principes directeurs constituent un ensemb...
TRANS JUST ECON SOC CUL RGHTS

Transitional Justice and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

31 May 2015
The failure to fulfil economic, social and cultural rights and the outright violation of these rights are often at the root of conflict. Furthermore, the actions and omissions by States and non-State actors during conflict can also amount to violations of economic, social and cultural rights, and...