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1. Learning with the ISHR Academy

1.3 Glossary of terms


TermDescription
ACHPRAfrican Commission on Human Rights and Peoples' Rights
ACtHPRAfrican Court on Human and Peoples' Rights
AHRCArab Human Rights Committee
ASEANAssociation of Southeast Asian Nations
AUAfrican Union
BRICSBrazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa
CATUN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
CAT CommitteeUN Committee Against Torture
CCJInternational Court of Justice
CEDUN Committee on Enforced Disappearances
CEDAWUN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
CEDAW CommitteeUN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
CERDUN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
CESCRUN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
CMWUN Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
CoECouncil of Europe
COIUN Commission of Inquiry
CPTEuropean Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
CRCUN Convention on the Rights of the Child
CRC CommitteeUN Committee on the Rights of the Child
CRPD CommitteeUN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
CRPDUN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
CSOCivil Society Organisation
CSWUN Commission on the Status of Women
ECtHREuropean Court of Human Rights
ECOSOCUN Economic and Social Council
ECSREuropean Committee of Social Rights
ESCEuropean Social Charter
EUEuropean Union
FoAAFreedom of Assembly and Association
FoEFreedom of Expression
GA / UNGAUN General Assembly
HRCUN Human Rights Council
HRCtteeUN Human Rights Committee
HRDHuman Rights Defender
IACHRInter-American Commission on Human Rights
IACtHRInter-American Court of Human Rights
ICCInternational Criminal Court
ICCPRUN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
ICERDUN International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
ICESCRUN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
ICPEDUN Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance
ICRMWUN International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Their Families
IPHRCIndependent Permanent Human Rights Commission
ISHRInternational Service for Human Rights
LGBTILesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex
LOIList of Issues
LOIPRList of Issues Prior to Reporting
MFAMinistry of Foreign Affairs
NAMNon-Aligned Movement
NAPNational Action Plan
NGONon-Governmental Organisation
NHRINational Human Rights Institution
OASOrganization of American States
OHCHRUN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
OICOrganisation of Islamic Cooperation
OPOperative Paragraph
OPOptional Protocol
OP2Second Optional Protocol
OSCEOrganization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
PMPermanent Mission to the UN
PPPreambular Paragraph
SDGsSustainable Development Goals
SOGISexual Orientation and Gender Identity
SOGIESCSexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics
SPsUN Special Procedures
SPTUN Subcommittee against Torture
TBsUN Treaty Bodies
UDHRUN Universal Declaration of Human Rights
UNUnited Nations
UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme
UNHCROffice of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UPRUN Universal Periodic Review
WEOGWestern European and Others Group

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