This groundbreaking manual was created with the express purpose of providing advocates of all backgrounds, experiences, and locations a full range of tools and resources to promote human rights in a changing world. Providing practical, step-by-step guidance for individuals and community groups wanting to use human rights monitoring, documentation, and advocacy in their work to change policy and improve human rights conditions. The manual is designed to aid advocates undertaking a variety of activities—from the relatively simple to the more complex. With background information, key questions to consider, case examples, and practitioner’s tips, this handy resource provides tools to combat human rights abuses and change social institutions, as well as structures to promote the full realization of human rights.
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Paving Pathways for Justice & Accountability: Human Rights for Diaspora Communities (January 2014)
A how-to guide with a full menu of strategies and resources to empower migrants to be effective advocates for human rights in their countries of origin. The goal is to facilitate the inclusion of diaspora voices in efforts to hold governments accountable. With background information, key questions to consider, case examples, and practitioner's tips, the resource is loaded with tools to combat human rights abuses and change social institutions and structures.
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A Practitioner's Guide to Human Rights Monitoring, Documentation and Advocacy
This manual provides guidance on how to use a human rights framework to work for social change in the United States. The manual walks practitioners through every step in the human rights documentation process, from establishing the project and objectives to setting up the interviews to writing a report and making recommendations. Each section goes in-depth, posing questions and considerations to readers so they can best structure the process to suit their needs and resources. The manual also helps practitioners plan how to push forward recommendations using strategies from education and lobbying to litigation and international human rights mechanisms. Finally, the manual helps organizations understand how they can use human rights in their work for social change. The Advocates produced this manual at the request of the US Human Rights Network and with funding from the U.S. Human Rights Fund. 
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Discover Human Rights: A Human Rights Approach to Social Justice

A growing  segment of U.S. civil society is turning to human rights to secure social, policial, and economic objectives that they have sought for decades. To strengthen the capacity of all organizations to use human rights to combat entrenched poverty, discrimination, and injustice, The Advocates for Human Rights has developed this manual and accompanying training. Discover Human Rights: A Human Rights Approach to Social Justice helps advocates and activists translate the international human rights framework into practical reality. Intended for U.S.-based social justice advocates and activists, Discover Human Rights provides concrete steps for integrating international human rights principles into social justice work. 
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Pro Bono Representation Manual: An Overview of Asylum Law and Procedure: This manual is a brief guide to asylum practice designed for volunteers of the Advocates for Human Rights who are handling pro bono aslyum cases. This manual does not discuss all aspects of asylum practice or immigration practice related to asylum proceedings. Additional sources, including applicable statutes and regulations, should be consulted throughout preparation of any asylum case. Immigration law changes quickly, and practitioners are cautioned to ensure that current law and procedure are followed at all times.