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DEVELOPING NATL ACTION PLANS

Developing National Action Plans Against Racial Discrimination

A Practical Guide

21 Jul 2014
Racism and racial discrimination hinder progress and cause suffering for millions of people in all countries around the world. Lasting improvements to counter racial discrimination at the national level require political will and a sustained and comprehensive approach. This publication is a tool ...
CORP RESPONSIB RESPECT HUMAN RIGHT

The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights

An Interpretive Guide

5 Nov 2013
This Interpretive Guide on the corporate responsibility to respect human rights was developed in full collaboration with the former Special Representative. Its contents have been the subject of numerous consultations during the six years of the Special Representative’s mandate and have been refle...
GUIDING PRINCIPLES ON BUSINESS

Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework

29 Oct 2013
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...
GAOR 67TH SUPP44 RPT COMM TORTURE

Report of the Committee against Torture

Forty-seventh Session (31 October-25 November 2011) Forty-eighth session (7 May-1 June 2012)

Series:
Reports of the Committee Against Torture
25 Sep 2013
Official Records of the Report of the Committee against Torture: Forty-seventh Session (31 October-25 November 2011) Forty-eighth session (7 May-1 June 2012)
GAOR 67TH SUPP40 V2 HR COMM RPT

Report of the Human Rights Committee

Volume II - 103rd session; 104th session

Series:
Report of the Human Rights Committee
17 Oct 2013
Official records of the Report of the Human Rights Committee: 103rd session (17 October - 4 November 2011); 104th session (12-30 March 2012).
GAOR 67TH SUPP40 V1 HR COMM RPT

Report of the Human Rights Committee

Volume I - 103rd session; 104th session

Series:
Report of the Human Rights Committee
10 Oct 2013
Official records of the Report of the Human Rights Committee: 103rd session (17 October - 4 November 2011); 104th session (12-30 March 2012).
HUMAN RGHTS INDICATORS GUIDE

Human Rights Indicators

A Guide to Measurement and Implementation

5 Sep 2013
Human Rights Indicators: A Guide to Measurement and Implementation aims to assist in developing quantitative and qualitative indicators to measure progress in the implementation of international human rights norms and principles. It describes the conceptual and methodological framework for human ...
PROMOT PROTECT MINORITY RGHTS

Promoting and Protecting Minority Rights

A Guide for Advocates

29 Oct 2013
Minorities make significant contributions to the richness and diversity of society, and States that recognize and promote minority rights are more likely to remain tolerant and stable. The United Nations and other intergovernmental organizations recognize that minority rights are essential to pro...
CHILDREN ON THE MOVE

Children on the Move

10 Jul 2013
Millions of children are on the move, both within and between countries, with or without their parents. The conditions under which movement takes place are often treacherous, putting migrant children, especially unaccompanied and separated children, at an increased risk of economic or sexual expl...
CRUSHED HOPE UNDEREMP WOMEN

Crushed Hopes

Underemployment and Deskilling among Skilled Migrant Women

15 Mar 2013
This report is a collective publication comprising a review of international literature on the subject of migrant deskilling and underemployment from a gender perspective and three empirical case studies from Switzerland, Canada and the United Kingdom. It explores the disproportionate difficultie...
GAOR 67TH SUPP36 OHCHR RPT

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Series:
Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
12 Nov 2012
The present report presents the work of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights undertaken from August 2011 to July 2012, illustrating the implementation of the six thematic priorities of the Office as defined in its management plans for 2010-2011 and 2012-2013.
DISABILITY AT GLANCE 2012

Disability at a Glance 2012

Strengthening the Evidence Base in Asia and the Pacific

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Disability at a Glance
22 May 2013
With the conclusion of the Asia and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons, 2003-2012, and the proclamation of the new Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities, 2013-2022, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific members and associate members and key stakeholders have a...
NORMS OF PROTECTION

Norms of Protection

Responsibility to Protect, Protection of Civilians and Their Interaction

20 Nov 2012
A series of humanitarian tragedies in the 1990s (Somalia, Rwanda, Srebrenica, Kosovo) demonstrated the failure of the international community to protect civilians in the context of complex emergencies. These brought to life two norms of protection – Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and Protection ...
CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECT MILIT SERVICE

Conscientious Objection to Military Service

10 Jun 2013
This publication addresses sensitive topics such as selective conscientious objection to particular wars, conscientious objection for those who have volunteered to serve in the armed forces and conscientious objection for those in the reserves. For persons who are or may be conscripted into the a...
GENDER BASED EXPLOSIONS MUSLIM

Gender-based Explosions

The Nexus between Muslim Masculinities, Jihadist Islamism and Terrorism

11 Apr 2012
This publication argues that “gender” is a fundamental battleground on which Al Qaeda, the Taliban and their types have to be defeated. Issues of regressive radicalism, literalism, militancy and terrorism can only be solved through people-centred interventions. Therefore, relevant governments and...
GAOR 66TH SUPP44 RPT COMM TORTURE

Report of the Committee against Torture

Forty-fifth Session (1-19 November 2010), Forty-sixth Session (9 May-3 June 2011)

Series:
Reports of the Committee Against Torture
10 Feb 2012
Official Records of the Report of the Committee against Torture: Forty-fifth Session (1-19 November 2010); Forty-sixth Session (9 May-3 June 2011).
GLOBAL RPT TRAFFICK IN PERSON 2012

Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2012

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Global Report on Trafficking in Persons
26 Feb 2013
The present Global Report on Trafficking in Persons 2012 is one of the outcomes of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons, adopted by the General Assembly in 2010. The General Assembly tasked the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) with data collect...
PEOPLE VS THE STATE REFLECTIONS

The People vs. The State

Reflections on UN Authority, US Power and the Responsibility to Protect

3 Oct 2011
Responsibility to Protect (R2P) aims to convert international conscience into timely and decisive collective action to rescue vulnerable communities. The choice is not whether international interventions will take place but where, when, how and under whose authority. Given the nature and victims ...
REALIZING THE RIGHT TO DEV ESSAYS

Realizing the Right to Development

Essays in Commemoration of 25 Years of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development

10 Dec 2013
This book is devoted to the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development. It contains a collection of analytical studies of various aspects of the right to development, which include the rule of law and good governance, aid, trade, debt, technology transfer, inte...
PRINCIPES DIRECTEURS APPLIC CRIME

Principes directeurs applicables à la prévention du crime Manuel d’application

Manuel d'application pratique - Série de Manuels sur la Justice Pénale

Series:
Criminal Justice Handbook Series
20 Mar 2012
Le présent Manuel fait partie d’une série d’outils pratiques élaborés par l’Office des Nations Unies contre la drogue et le crime (UNODC) pour aider les pays à appliquer les règles et normes établies en matière de prévention du crime et de justice pénale. Ces règles et normes ont pour objet de p...
PROGRESS WORLDS WOMEN 2011/12

Progress of the World's Women 2011-2012

In Pursuit of Justice

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Progress of the World’s Women
8 Jul 2011
The past century has seen a transformation in women's legal rights, with countries in every region expanding the scope of women's legal entitlements. Nevertheless for many of the world's women the laws that exist on paper do not translate to equality and justice. Progress of the World's Women: In...
CIVIL SOCIETY CONFL HUM RIGHTS

Civil Society, Conflicts and the Politicization of Human Rights

26 Jul 2011
This publicaton explores violence, conflict and peace. It focuses on the non-governmental component in ethno-political conflicts. Civil society actors, or conflict society organizations (CoSOs), are increasingly central in view of the complexity of contemporary ethno-political conflicts CoSOs are...
BLOOD & BORDERS KIN-STATE

Blood and Borders

The Responsibility to Protect and the Problem of the Kin-State

26 Jul 2011
Inter-ethnic conflict and genocide have demonstrated the dangers of failing to protect people targeted by fellow citizens. When minority groups in one country are targeted for killings or ethnic cleansing based on their group identity, whose responsibility is it to protect them? In particular, ar...