készíti: Gellért Ádám
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“The only necessary for "evil" to triumph is for a few good men to do nothing”

2009. november 3., kedd

Az ENSZ emberi jogi kézikönyv - online

Az ENSZ Emberi Jogi Főbizotsága “Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme - A Handbook for Civil Society” címmel jelentette meg hasznosnak ígérkező kézikönyvét. Egy kis ízelítő:

“The Handbook opens with an introduction to OHCHR (chapter I), its fellowship and training programmes (chapter II), and its publications and resource materials (chapter III). It then addresses the United Nations human rights bodies and mechanisms, and how they can be used. These are:

- The human rights treaty bodies (chapter IV);

- The Human Rights Council and its mechanisms, including the Advisory Committee, the Social Forum, the Forum on Minority Issues, the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the open-ended Working Group on the Right to Development, and a number of mechanisms related to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action (chapter V);

- The special procedures (chapter VI);

- The universal periodic review (chapter VII); and

- The submission of complaints on alleged human rights violations (chapter VIII).
- The final chapter provides information on funds and grants (chapter IX), some of which are administered by OHCHR.

To make it easier for readers to access information, each chapter has been written in a way that allows it to stand independently from the rest of the Handbook. Individual chapters can be downloaded from the OHCHR website, along with the Handbook in its entirety. It is important to note that this Handbook is not a stand-alone or static guide. Where possible, references to the OHCHR website and other resources have been provided to ensure that readers have access to current information. Readers are encouraged to use these supplementary resources.”

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