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1. United Nations Programme for Reform
2. The scope of this handbook
3. What are human rights?
4. International Human Rights Law
5. State responsibility for human rights
6. What is humanitarian law?
7. International human rights instruments
1.1 The International Bill Of Human Rights
a. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
and Cultural Rights
1.5 Convention on the Rights of the Child
1.7 The Declaration on the Right to Development
1.8 Landmark Human Rights Conferences
a. Teheran World Conference on Human Rights – 1968
b. Vienna World Conference on Human Rights – 1993
2.1. What is a charter-based organ?
a. Powers and functions
of the General Assembly
b. Sessions
2.3 The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
b. Consultation with Non-Governmental Organizations
c. Sessions
d. Commissions of the Economic and Social Council
1. Commission on Human Rights (CHR)
2. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
2.4 The Security Council
b. Human rights
c. International Criminal Tribunal for Former
d. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
e. International Criminal Court
2.5 The International Court of Justice (ICJ)
2.6 The Secretariat of the United Nations
a. Organization
A. Conventional mechanisms
3.1 Treaty-monitoring bodies
a. Overview of the conventional mechanisms
b. Reporting procedure
c. Communications procedure for individual
d. How to contact the committees
3.2 Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural
3.3 Human Rights Committee (HRC)
against Women
3.7 Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
B. Extra-conventional mechanisms
3.8 Special procedures
a. Thematic and country mandates
b. The 1503 Procedure
b. Human rights and humanitarian operations
c. Human rights and peace-keeping
d. Integration of human rights into development
a. Technical cooperation in the field of human rights
b. How to access assistance
c. Various technical cooperation activities
4.3 Human rights education and campaigns
a. World Public Information Campaign on Human
a. NGOs and ECOSOC
b. Indigenous Peoples
c. Minorities
d. Support for victims of torture
4.6 United Nations human rights publications
a. OHCHR Human Rights Fact Sheets
b. Professional Training Series
c. Human Rights Studies Series
d. OHCHR ad hoc publications
the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Basic information kits are pub-
f. Reference material
a. The High Commissioner
c. The New York Office
d. Field Presence
5.2 United Nations partners
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Basic Handbook on Human Rights

Basic Handbook on Human Rights

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Published by Stefanos Vazakas
UN Guide for Human Rights
UN Guide for Human Rights

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Published by: Stefanos Vazakas on Apr 20, 2013
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