OHCHR

DEATH PENALTY AND THE VICTIMS

Death Penalty and the Victims

5 Oct 2016
This book includes perspectives from a broad range of victims. While some of them are family members of the crime victims, others are victims of the human rights violations in application of the death penalty, of its brutality and traumatic effects. Victims’ perspectives, taken holistically, mak...
HUMAN RGHTS & 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 ...
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...
MOVING AWAY FROM THE DEATH PENALTY

Moving Away from the Death Penalty

Arguments, Trends and Perspectives

23 Oct 2015
This publication presents a compilation of articles by the world's foremost academics and experts in the field from all regions, trial lawyers, judges, victims of wrongful convictions, human rights defenders and anti-death penalty activists, leaders including Heads of State and Government, as wel...
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...
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...
CONVENT RGHTS PERSON WITH DIS (R)

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Russian language)

A Training Guide

29 May 2015
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, ...
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:
Professional Training Series in Human Rights
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...