Assessment of implementation status of treaty body recommendations on sexual and reproductive health and rights in Azerbaijan

This report presents the findings of the first national assessment exclusively dedicated to the analysis of the implementation status of treaty body recommendations on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) in the Republic of Azerbaijan. Continue reading “Assessment of implementation status of treaty body recommendations on sexual and reproductive health and rights in Azerbaijan”

Civil society space and the United Nations human rights system

This Guide highlights issues related to the work of civil society actors. It begins with a working definition of the terms ‘civil society’ and ‘civil society space’. It then provides an overview of the conditions and A Practical Guide for Civil Society environment needed for a free and independent civil society, including relevant international human rights standards for freedoms of expression, association and peaceful assembly, and the right to participate in public affairs.

Azerbaijan working group UPR report for 2013

The national report of the Republic of Azerbaijan for this review was prepared in accordance with the general guidelines for the preparation of information under the universal periodic review.

A working group including relevant government ministries and departments was established by a presidential order to prepare the report. The Azerbaijani Commissioner for Human Rights (Ombudsman) and representatives of human rights NGOs were also involved in the effort.

The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is a unique process which involves a periodic review of the human rights records of all 193 UN Member States. The UPR is a significant innovation of the Human Rights Council which is based on equal treatment for all countries. It provides an opportunity for all States to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to overcome challenges to the enjoyment of human rights.

Human rights in the administration of justice: A manual on human rights for judges, prosecutors and lawyers

The training material on Human Rights in the Administration of Justice developed by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in cooperation with the International Bar Association consists of a Manual and the present Facilitator’s Guide. Continue reading “Human rights in the administration of justice: A manual on human rights for judges, prosecutors and lawyers”

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