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Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
HUMAN RGHTS & CONSTIT MAKING (F)

Droits de l'homme et élaboration d'une constitution

14 Nov 2019
Cette nouvelle publication passionnante explore les droits de l'homme dans le contexte de l'élaboration d'une constitution. Il note le rôle important des processus participatifs, qui devraient être conçus pour que des consultations avec un large éventail de groupes d’intérêts et de groupes vulnér...
HUMAN RGHTS & CONSTIT MAKING

Human Rights and Constitution Making

25 Jul 2018
This publication explores human rights in the context of constitution making. It notes the important role of participatory processes which should be designed to ensure that consultations with a wide variety of interest groups and vulnerable parts of the populations take place when a new constitut...
EOR 2016 SUPP2 ECOSOC CULT RGTS

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Report on the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Sessions (23 February-6 March 2015, 1-19 June 2015, 21 September-9 October 2015)

Series:
Report of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
11 Jul 2017
This is the official report on the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Sessions of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
GAOR 66TH SUPP18 ELIM RACIAL DISCR

Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Seventy-eighth session (14 February–11 March 2011) Seventy-ninth session (8 August–2 September 2011)

Series:
Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
5 Jun 2017
This is the official record of the Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on the Seventy-eighth session (14 February–11 March 2011) Seventy-ninth session (8 August–2 September 2011).
THE MINNESOTA PROTOCOL (A)

The Minnesota Protocol on the Investigation of Potentially Unlawful Deaths (Arabic language)

United Nations Manual on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions

29 Aug 2019
(Arabic language)The Minnesota Protocol on the Investigation of Potentially Unlawful Death (2016) is an updated version of the original UN Manual on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions of 1991 (commonly known as the Minnesota Protocol). The ...
THE MINNESOTA PROTOCOL (S)

Protocolo de Minnesota sobre la Investigación de Muertes Potencialmente Ilícitas

Versión revisada del Manual de las Naciones Unidas sobre la Prevención e Investigación Eficaces de las Ejecuciones Extralegales, Arbitrarias o Sumarias

29 Aug 2019
El Protocolo de Minnesota sobre la Investigación de Muertes Potencialmente Ilícitas (2016) establece una norma común de desempeño en la investigación de una muerte potencialmente ilícita y un conjunto común de principios y directrices para los Estados, las instituciones y las personas que partic...
THE MINNESOTA PROTOCOL

The Minnesota Protocol on the Investigation of Potentially Unlawful Death 2016

The Revised United Nations Manual on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions

22 Mar 2018
The Minnesota Protocol on the Investigation of Potentially Unlawful Death (2016) is an updated version of the original UN Manual on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions of 1991 (commonly known as the Minnesota Protocol). The revised Protocol ...
REALIZING HUMAN RGHTS GOV BUDG

Realizing Human Rights through Government Budgets

18 Sep 2017
This publication explores the linkages between obligations under international human rights law and budget policies and processes. It seeks to sensitize government officials to better understand their human rights obligations as they decide budget allocations, implement planned expenditures, and ...
WORLD PROG HUMAN RGHTS 3 PHASE (F)

Programme mondial en faveur de l’éducation aux droits de l’homme

Plan d'action, troisième phase

3 Oct 2017
(French language) Human rights education makes an essential contribution to the realization of all human rights. In 2004, the General Assembly proclaimed the World Programme for Human Rights Education (2005-ongoing) with a view to support and encourage national action and strengthen partnerships ...
WORLD PROG HUMAN RGHTS 3 PHASE

World Programme for Human Rights Education

Plan of Action, Third Phase

1 Dec 2017
Human rights education makes an essential contribution to the realization of all human rights. In 2004, the General Assembly proclaimed the World Programme for Human Rights Education (2005-ongoing) with a view to support and encourage national action and strengthen partnerships and cooperation. T...
GAOR 70TH SUPP44 RPT COMM TORTURE

Report of the Committee against Torture

Fifty-third session (3-28 November 2014) and Fifty-fourth session (20 April-15 May 2015)

Series:
Reports of the Committee Against Torture
28 Oct 2016
This is the official Record of the Report of the Committee against Torture on the Fifty-third session (3-28 November 2014) and the Fifty-fourth session (20 April-15 May 2015)
GAOR 70TH SUPP36 OHCHR RPT

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Series:
Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
28 Oct 2016
The present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 48/141, provides an overview of the work of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at headquarters and in the field between August 2014 and July 2015. This is the first report of the High Co...
GAOR 70TH SUPP18 ELIM RACIAL DISCR

Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Eighty-fifth session (11-29 August 2014) and Eighty-sixth session (27 April-15 May 2015

Series:
Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
25 Oct 2016
This is the official record of the Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on the Eighty-fifth session (11-29 August 2014) and Eighty-sixth session (27 April-15 May 2015
DEATH PENALTY AND THE VICTIMS

Death Penalty and the Victims

5 Oct 2016
This book includes perspectives from a broad range of victims. including family members of the crime victims; convicted persons whose rights are violated by the justice system through wrongful convictions, unequal and discriminatory application of justice, lack of a due process, imposition for cr...
EOR 2015 SUPP2 ECOSOC CULT RGTS

Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Report on the fifty-second and fifty-third sessions (28 April–23 May 2014, 10–28 November 2014)

Series:
Report of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
26 Jul 2016
This is the official report on the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Sessions of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
REALIZING WOMEN’S RIGHTS TO LAND

Realizing Women’s Rights to Land and other Productive Resources

21 Apr 2016
This publication provides detailed guidance for lawmakers and policymakers, as well as civil society organizations and other stakeholders, to support the adoption and effective implementation of laws, policies and programmes to respect, protect and fulfil women’s rights to land and other producti...
HUMAN RIGHTS & TRADITIONAL(A)

Human Rights and Traditional Justice Systems in Africa (Arabic language)

18 Jan 2017
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...