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Level Title Institution Country Description
International Recommendation on systematic work for implementing human rights at the national level Council of Europe - Recommendation by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights. International

 

There is a gap between the rights proclaimed in international and regional human rights instruments and how these rights are respected in individual countries. CoE Recommendations advise local authorities in initiating local baseline studies, local action plans, regular reviews of the local rights’ implementation situation, privatizing of local government services, human rights budgeting, as well as in establishing local/ regional institutions to facilitate the access to a complaint system to those which are in need of it etc. 

International Recommendation on systematic work for implementing human rights at the national level Council of Europe - Recommendation by Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for Human Rights. International

 

There is a gap between the rights proclaimed in international and regional human rights instruments and how these rights are respected in individual countries. CoE Recommendations advise local authorities in initiating local baseline studies, local action plans, regular reviews of the local rights’ implementation situation, privatizing of local government services, human rights budgeting, as well as in establishing local/ regional institutions to facilitate the access to a complaint system to those which are in need of it etc. 

International Achieving sustainable gender equality in local and regional political life Council of Europe - Committee on Social Cohesion (Congress of Local and Regional Authorities) International

 

This initiative encourages building and improving gender sensitive policies and services.

International CLEAR Council of Europe - Committee of Ministers International

The tool is designed to help local authorities self-assess the work in improving participation in public life at the local level.

International The Strategy for Innovation and Good Governance at Local Level Council of Europe International

This strategy indicates in practice how improving governance at local level would improve the quality of life as well.

International Think globally, act locally – for human rights Council of Europe – Commissioner for Human Rights International

Local and regional authorities should apply European and international human rights standards when they formulate their policies and ensure that their approach is rights-based.

International Marginalised Minorities in Development Programming – A UNDP Resource Guide and Toolkit Joint Initiative between United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Independent Expert on Minority Issues & Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) International

This Resource Guide & Toolkit clarifies the conceptual issues and fundamental principles on the promotion and protection of minorities; the standards to engage them and increase their opportunities for participation and representation in development processes.

International Marginalised Minorities in Development Programming – A UNDP Resource Guide and Toolkit Joint Initiative between United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Independent Expert on Minority Issues & Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) International

This Resource Guide & Toolkit clarifies the conceptual issues and fundamental principles on the promotion and protection of minorities; the standards to engage them and increase their opportunities for participation and representation in development processes.

International Marginalised Minorities in Development Programming – A UNDP Resource Guide and Toolkit Joint Initiative between United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Independent Expert on Minority Issues & Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) International

This Resource Guide & Toolkit clarifies the conceptual issues and fundamental principles on the promotion and protection of minorities; the standards to engage them and increase their opportunities for participation and representation in development processes.

International Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Handbook for National Human Rights Institutions Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) International

 

Provides the normative framework and state obligations deriving from the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and other sources.

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