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Human Rights Tools for a Changing World: A step-by-step guide to human rights fact-finding, documentation, and advocacy

Date: January 1, 2015
Human Rights Tools for a Changing World - full download (PDF 10.3 MB)
Cover and Front (PDF 860.0 KB)
Quick Reference Guide (PDF 78.6 KB)
Table of Contents (PDF 309.7 KB)
Chapter 1: Introduction (PDF 230.9 KB)
Chapter 2: Human Rights Background (PDF 557.5 KB)
Chapter 3: Monitoring (PDF 904.2 KB)
Chapter 4: Additional Monitoring Tools (PDF 584.2 KB)
Chapter 5: Remote Monitoring (PDF 426.3 KB)
Chapter 6: Documentation: Writing the Report (PDF 630.0 KB)
Chapter 7: Advocacy (PDF 1.1 MB)
Chapter 8: Accountability (PDF 1.2 MB)
Chapter 9: Advocacy at the United Nations (PDF 1.2 MB)
Chapter 10: Advocacy at Regional Human Rights Mechanisms (PDF 1.2 MB)
Chapter 11: Building Capacity to Be Effective Human Rights Advocates (PDF 935.3 KB)
Appendix A: Document Storage (PDF 349.8 KB)
Appendix B: Report Layout (PDF 314.1 KB)
Appendix C: Best Practices: Using Popular Social Media Platforms for Effective Human Rights Advocacy (PDF 1.4 MB)
Appendix D: Tips for Navigating Social Media Platforms (PDF 929.5 KB)
Appendix E: Sample Press Release (PDF 14.2 KB)
Appendix F: Diaspora Ministries (PDF 101.1 KB)
Appendix G: Resources for Advocacy on Business Practices and Human Rights (PDF 38.7 KB)
Appendix H: National Human Rights Institutions (PDF 35.4 KB)
Appendix I: Complaint Mechanisms: Menu of Options (PDF 343.2 KB)
Appendix J: Human Rights Council Complaint Procedure Form (PDF 161.7 KB)
Appendix K: UN and Regional Special Procedures (PDF 264.3 KB)
Appendix L: Checklist for Reporting to UN and Regional Human Rights Mechanisms (PDF 105.7 KB)
Appendix M: 10 Steps to Writing a Shadow Report (PDF 318.3 KB)
Appendix N: OHCHR Fact Sheet on CEDAW Communications (PDF 114.0 KB)
Appendix O: CEDAW Communication Template (PDF 169.6 KB)
Appendix P: African Commission Shadow Report Template (PDF 180.1 KB)
Appendix Q: Resources for Human Rights Defenders (PDF 280.8 KB)
Photo Credits and Back Cover (PDF 206.5 KB)
Country: United States of America
Type: Manual
Issues: Human Rights Defenders, International Advocacy, Technical Assistance, Capacity Building, Training

Human Rights Tools for a Changing World 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.