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Professional Training Series in Human Rights

Training and Educational materials consist of guides, manuals and handbooks for indigenous peoples, minorities, professional groups (e.g. police, prison officials, judges, parliamentarians, human rights monitors, election monitors and social workers) and educational institutions.

PREVENTING TORTURE ROLE NATL

Preventing Torture: The Role of National Preventive Mechanisms

A Practical Guide

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
4 Mar 2019
This guide was developed in the context of the OHCHR Treaty Body Capacity Building Programme, established by General Assembly Resolution 68/268 to support States parties in building their capacity to implement their treaty obligations, in this case, their obligations under the Optional Protocol. ...
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...
CONVENTION RGHTS PERSON DISAB

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Training Guide

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
1 Aug 2014
The Training Guide is for facilitators of training courses on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol who are already familiar with the international human rights system. The Convention challenges customs and behaviour based on stereotypes, prejudices, ...
NATL HUMAN RGHTS INSTIT HIST

National Human Rights Institutions

History, Principles, Roles and Responsibilities

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
8 Jul 2011
This publication introduces the reader to national human rights institutions (NHRIs). Its focus is on NHRIs as both cornerstones of national human rights protection and promotion, and links between States and the international human rights system. Respect for human rights requires the concerted e...
HUMAN RGHTS & PRISONS COMPILA (A)

Human Rights and Prisons

A Compilation of International Human Rights Instruments Concerning the Administration of Justice (Arabic language)

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
22 Apr 2005
HUMAN RGHTS & PRISONS COMPILA (C)

Human Rights and Prisons

A Compilation of International Human Rights Instruments Concerning the Administration of Justice (Chinese language)

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
22 Apr 2005
ECON SOC & CULT RIGHTS HNDBK

Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Handbook for National Human Rights Institutions

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
9 Sep 2005
This handbook’s aim is to assist national human rights institutions in the development of policies, processes and skills to integrate economic, social and cultural rights further into their work. It examines ways in which national institutions’ legal mandates can be interpreted to these rights wi...
HUMAN RIGHTS & PRISONS TRAINER

Human Rights and Prisons

Trainer's Guide on Human Rights Training for Prison Officials

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
18 Nov 2005
This Trainer's Guide is one component of the four-part publication Human Rights and Prisons: a human rights training package for prison officials. The four components are designed to complement each other and, taken together, provide all necessary elements for the conduct of human rights training...
HUMAN RIGHTS & PRISONS POCKET

Human Rights and Prisons

A Pocketbook of International Human Rights Standards for Prison Officials

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
9 Sep 2005
This Pocketbook of International Rights Standards is designed to be a readily accessible and portable reference for prison officials, containing a comprehensive collection of point-form standards organized according to prison officials’ duties and functions and referenced with detailed footnotes....
HUMAN RIGHTS & PRISONS COMPILA

Human Rights and Prisons

A Compilation of International Human Rights Instruments Concerning the Administration of Justice

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
3 Nov 2005
This Compilation is one component of the four-part publication Human Rights and Prisons—a human rights training package for prison officials. The four components are designed to complement each other and, taken together, provide all necessary elements for the conduct of human rights training prog...
HUMAN RIGHTS & PRISONS MANUAL

Human Rights and Prisons

Manual on Human Rights Training for Prison Officials

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
9 Sep 2005
This Manual provides in-depth information on sources, systems and standards for human rights relating to the work of prison officials, practical recommendations, topics for discussion, case studies and checklists. It is one component of the four part publication Human Rights and Prisons – a human...
ISTANBUL PROTOCOL MANUAL R1

Istanbul Protocol

Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
13 Jan 2005
Although international human rights and humanitarian law consistently prohibit torture under any circumstance, torture and ill-treatment are practiced in more than half the world's countries. This manual was developed to enable states to address one of the most fundamental concerns in protecting ...
HUMAN RGHTS STAND & PRACT POL

Human Rights Standards and Practice for the Police

Expanded Pocketbook on Human Rights for the Police

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
30 Apr 2004
This Pocketbook examines human rights in relation to police work involving investigations, arrest, detention and the use of force. It is a valuable and portable reference tool for police officers worldwide.
HUMAN RIGHTS & LAW ENFORC TRAINER

Human Rights and Law Enforcement

A Trainer's Guide on Human Rights for the Police

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
8 Aug 2003
This Trainer’s Guide provides session outlines on a full range of human rights topics, group exercises, and instructions and tips for trainers. It also includes a number of training tools such as overhead transparencies used in conducting police training courses. It is a component of a three-part...
HUMAN RIGHTS THE ADMIN JUSTICE

Human Rights in the Administration of Justice

A Manual for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
11 Feb 2005
Independent legal professionals play a fundamental role in the administration of justice and the protection of human rights. Judges, prosecutors and lawyers need to have access to information on the human rights standards laid down in the main international legal instruments and to the related ju...
TRAINING MANUAL ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Training Manual on Human Rights Monitoring

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
19 Apr 2002
This manual is one component of a two-part package of materials for training on human rights monitoring for UN human rights officers and other human rights monitors. This training manual provides practical guidance principally for the conduct of human rights monitoring in United Nations field ope...
ISTANBUL PROTOCOL MANUAL

Istanbul Protocol

Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
16 Nov 2001
Although international human rights and humanitarian law consistently prohibit torture under any circumstance, torture and ill-treatment are practiced in more than half the world's countries. This manual was developed to enable states to address one of the most fundamental concerns in protecting ...
HUMAN RGHTS TRAINING MANUAL

Human Rights Training

A Manual on Human Rights Training Methodology

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
1 Sep 2000
The publication presents human rights training methodology developed on the basis of the experience gained by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) throughout the many years of experience in the field. The methodological approach the publication introduces, i...
HUMAN RGHTS & LAW ENFORC MANUAL

Human Rights and Law Enforcement

A Manual on Human Rights Training for the Police

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
25 Apr 1997
This unique manual provides a readily accessible and portable reference for all police committed to the lawful and humane performance of their vital functions in a democratic society. It contains hundreds of relevant standards, reduced to common language and point form and drawn from more than 30...
INTL HUMAN RGHTS STANDAR FOR LAW

International Human Rights Standards for Law Enforcement

A Pocket Book on Human Rights for the Police

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
1 Nov 1996
This unique booklet provides a readily accessible and portable reference for all police committed to the lawful and humane performance of their vital functions in a democratic society. It contains hundreds of relevant standards, reduced to common language and point form and drawn from more than 3...
NATL HUMAN RGHTS INSTIT HNDBK

National Human Rights Institutions

A Handbook on the Establishment and Strengthening of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
1 Dec 1995
This Handbook provides practical, comparative information on the structure and functioning of national human rights institutions. It is intended to assist governments, institutions and individuals involved in the establishment of a new institution or in the strengthening of an existing one.
HUMAN RGHTS & PRE TRIAL DETENTI

Human Rights and Pre-Trial Detention

Handbook of International Standards Relating to Pre-Trial Detention

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
7 Oct 1994
This Handbook is designed to increase awareness of the international standards relating to pre-trial detention, as well as of interpretive material relating to those standards. It also provides practical guidelines for implementation of the standards, based on opinions of experts and the experien...
HUMAN RGHTS & ELECTIONS A HAND

Human Rights and Elections

A Handbook on the Legal, Technical and Human Rights Aspects of Elections

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
7 Oct 1994
Elections are recognized as human rights events involving far more than ballot boxes, voter registers and campaign posters. In order to hold free and fair elections, countries sometimes seek international assistance in fulfilling international human rights standards and in establishing and streng...
HUMAN RGHTS & SOCIAL WORK

Human Rights and Social Work

A Manual for Schools of Social Work and the Social Work Profession

Series:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
7 Oct 1994