Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (General)

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This Handbook and the accompanying booklets were developed in response to the recommendations identified by participants to HRD conferences held in Africa from 1997 onwards, calling for a more effective, professional and locally-grounded approach to human rights monitoring, documentation and...

Developed by an ESCR-Net Member

This manual is prepared with a view to helping human rights organizations conduct training programmes on fact-finding and documentation of human rights violations. The manual’s main purpose is to provide a training outline for teaching the contents of the Handbook on Fact-Finding and...

The purpose of this manual is to provide step-by-step guidance for advocates who want to use human rights monitoring, documentation, and advocacy in their social justice work. From framing an issue in terms of internationally recognized human rights to submitting a detailed complaint to a human...

This Workbook has been inspired by the hundreds of HRDs from over 50 countries who have attended Front Line’s workshops on security and protection. These HRDs have been able to continue their work because they have taken steps to manage their security. They have...

Developed by an ESCR-Net Member

In response to concerns expressed by human rights defenders about the challenges of addressing risks and threats, Front Line Defenders has developed a programme of training on security and protection.

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This Fact Sheet has been prepared with the aim of supporting human rights defenders in their invaluable work. It is addressed primarily to State authorities, national and international non-governmental organizations, United Nations personnel, major private sector...

The aim of this leaflet is to examine the rights contained in the Declaration on Human RIghts Defenders and: To learn how rights contained in internationally binding human rights instruments apply to defenders; To illustrate through cases how human rights defenders...

While the challenges facing HRDs change, the tools they have at their disposal also evolve and become more sophisticated and effective. Fully utilizing these tools in a strategic way is the challenge and the potential strength for effective human rights defenders. This manual details some of...

The huge gaps in information technology which exist throughout the world also affect human rights defenders. This manual focuses mainly on information technology – i.e. computers and the internet. Defenders without access to computers or the internet may not find...

In December 2014 the NHRF finalised its Guidelines on security for grantees in the field. “The document is the result of a process of consultations and discussions with the NHRF grantees and local consultants, as well as with international actors with wide experience...