Sunday, March 04, 2012

Universal Human Rights Index

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations has created a database called the Universal Human Rights Index.

The database provides country reports emanating from the United nations system:
  • Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • Human Rights Committee
  • Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
  • Committee against Torture
  • Committee on the Rights of the Child
  • Committee on Migrant Workers
  • Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Committee on Enforced Disappearance
  • Country visits reports of the Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture – when made public
  • Country visits reports of Special Procedures mandate-holders assessing the general human rights situation in a given country (indexed since 2006). Mandate holders are called on to report to the Human Rights Council:
    • On human rights situations in specific countries or territories ( country mandates);
    • On major phenomena of human rights violations worldwide ( thematic mandates)
  • Recommendations made under the Universal Periodic Review (indexed since the first session in 2008), which is a State-driven process under the auspices of the Human Rights Council involving a periodic review of the human rights records of all 193 UN Member States once every four years

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 2:53 pm


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