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September 13, 2012

Status of reports to UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies (6 countries)

This table indicates the current status of State reports to UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies (committees) for the six countries covered by >>Read more
July 24, 2012

Declare Yourself a Human Rights Defender Campaign

#yomedeclaro To be a human rights defender, you don´t need to belong to an organization; all you need to do is speak >>Read more
May 15, 2012

Consultation – Secretary General’s Report – Reprisals against persons cooperating with UN human rights mechanisms, deadline 15 June

Consultation – Secretary General’s Report – Reprisals against persons cooperating with UN human rights mechanisms, deadline 15 June Office of the United >>Read more
April 30, 2012

Call for applications: Voluntary Trust Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery

We are pleased to announce that the United Nations Voluntary Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery will accept requests for funding from >>Read more
March 9, 2012

Regional Representative visits Peru and participates in seminar on new Human Rights secretariat

Amerigo Incalcaterra, OHCHR´s Regional Representative for South America, visited Peru from 5 to 8 March.. >>Read more
March 9, 2012

OHCHR Indigenous Fellowships: 2013 English Speaking Programme – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The Indigenous Fellowship Programme was launched in 1997 by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in the context >>Read more
January 20, 2012

Social protest: What are the State´s responsibilities according to international human rights standards?

In South America, as in other regions of the world, social protest movements are taking hold. States are required to ensure the >>Read more
January 20, 2012

Regulation of the use of force by law enforcement officials

Law enforcement officials are required to know and apply international human rights standards. There are several international instruments governing the conduct of >>Read more
December 22, 2011

What is it? video series

The What is it? video series provides an introduction to the concept of human rights, and the United Nations framework to promote >>Read more
December 10, 2011

#yomedeclaro: Declare yourself a human rights defender campaign

Using your cell phone, camera or webcam, record a video of yourself, upload it and help us spread the word. >>Read more

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