Title Description Institution Country Level Topics
Human Rights Act


Act which incorporates the European Convention on Human Rights into English law. Provides an overview of convention rights, legislation, remedial action, derogations reservations as well as the acts of public authorities.

National law United Kingdom National Legal frameworks
Guide to the Human Rights Act 1998 (2006) 3rd edition


Refers to what is the Human Rights Act for, how does it work and how Convention Rights are defined.

Department for Constitutional Affairs United Kingdom National
Human Rights in Health Care: A framework for local action


Explains why and how human rights are relevant to health care and makes references to compliance with Human Rights law, as for example the Human Rights Act.

Department of Health & British Institute for Human Rights United Kingdom National Coordination, Legal frameworks
A good place to grow older

The goals of this report are to develop long-term strategic reforms of public services with a view to developing ‘good places to grow older’ at the local level.  This initiative supports  the empowerment of communities while changing attitudes towards old age and ageing,

European Commission EU, Local, National Engaging the community , Facilitating participation
The right to health: a toolkit for health professionals

This toolkit provides health professionals, in both developed and developing countries, with guidance on how to promote human rights in their everyday practice. It lays out what this right means for health workers and their professional associations.

British Medical Association, Commonwealth Medical Trust, UK & International Federation of Health and Human Rights Organisations Netherlands National Education and training
Equalities Action Network (EAN)

The Equalities Action Network (EAN) is a Community Planning Challenge Forum, which ensures there are effective links to the communities of interest groups and to other equality organisations within the City. Recent members include Grampian Police, Grampian Fire and Rescue, Grampian Housing, the Forestry Commission and the Civic Forum. This network is responsible for mainstreaming different equality themes such as: Age, Disability, Faith/Religion/Belief, Gender, Race and Sexual Orientation.

Aberdeen City Council United Kingdom National
Human Rights and Local level

The five local authorities are testing out how Human Rights principles and standards can support improvements in a specific area of service provision and can provide expertise to those interested.

British Institute of Human Rights United Kingdom National Legal frameworks, Monitoring and evaluation
City Strategy for tackling unemployment and child poverty

This programme engages with combination of the work of government agencies, local governments, the private sector and voluntary associations in a concerted partnership to serve local needs, in this case local employment and skills provision services to support the jobless.

European Commission EU, Local, National Coordination, Engaging the community , Planning
EU Funding Tracker

The initiative is part of a new and improved national service to help better connect the member authorities of the Local Government Association with European developments and funding opportunities.

Local Government Association United Kingdom EU, Local Funding
Guide for mainstreaming equal opportunities on local level (Guide Mainstreaming de l’égalité des chances dans la vie locale)

This guide is presented as a practical tool that will stimulate and support leaders in their efforts to develop equal opportunities and diversity in their towns or villages through four identified dimensions: local policies, services to the population, personnel policy and consultation with the public. The guide is also available in Dutch.

Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism Belgium Local, National Education and training, Leadership, Legal frameworks