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Handbook on Human Rights in Situations of Conflict (1997)
A valuable resource for attorneys, educators, and UN and other human rights professionals, the handbook serves as a guide for using human rights norms and methods to prevent the escalation of conflict. The annexes comprise more than 200 pages of the book, including a comprehensive overview of the UN, regional organizations and multilateral arrangements, and a directory of human rights organizations around the world. ISBN: 0-929293 35-5

Summary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (1996)
Provides a summary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action from the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, China in 1995. ISBN: 0-929293 32-0

Manual on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-Legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions (Minnesota Protocol) (1991) 
The result of several years of analysis, research, and drafting undertaken because of the extra-legal, arbitrary, and summary executions throughout the world, the manual, greatly facilitated by The Advocates for Human Rights, provides technical advice for meaningful implementation of the Principles adopted by the U.N. Economic and Social Council in the February 1990 session in Vienna. Hard copies available in Arabic and French. ISBN: 92-1 130142-4

U.N. Commission on Human Rights Orientation Manual (1998)
The result of several years of analysis, research and drafting undertaken because of the extra-legal, arbitrary and summary executions throughout the world. The manual, greatly facilitated by The Advocates for Human Rights, provides technical advice for meaningful implementation of the Principles adopted by the U.N. Economic and Social Council in the February 1990 session in Vienna. U.N. publication, available in Spanish. No ISBN