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HRDAP Online Platforms and Digital Security

Type of Resource: FactSheet / Checklist

Author: ISHR

Publication Date: 2021

HRDAP Online Platforms and Digital Security Recommendations

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Understanding the Universal Periodic Review: The Basics

Type of Resource: Video

Author: ISHR

Publication Date: 2022

Video transcript of Understanding the Universal Periodic Review: The Basics

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Individual Communication to the Human Rights Committee

Type of Resource: Individual Communication

Author: Human Rights Law Resource Centre

Publication Date: 4 April 2007

This individual communication has been submitted to the Human Rights Committee under the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in 2007. In this communication, the Human Rights Law Centre argued that Australia violated the rights of a non-citizen who was a long-term resident of the country. In a landmark decision for non-citizens, the Committee found that Australia had violated article 12(4) (the right to enter his own country), and articles 17 and 23(1) (protection from arbitrary interference with his family life) of the ICCPR.

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A Practical Guide to the UN Special Procedures (ISHR)

Type of Resource: Handbook / Guide

Author: ISHR

Publication Date: 2021

This handbook is a practical tool for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to work with the Special Procedures, the UN’s independent human rights experts assigned to investigate and report on situations of human rights. The information provided in this guide will help NGOs engage more strategically with the Special Procedures to increase the impact of the experts' work around the world.

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Understanding the Basics video transcript: the Treaty Bodies

Type of Resource: Communication, Sample document

Author: ISHR

Publication Date: 2020

Video transcript of "Treaty Bodies: the Basics"

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SAMPLE - Submission of Amnesty International to the CCPR on General Comment No. 37 on the Right of Peaceful Assembly

Type of Resource: Communication, Sample document

Author: Amnesty International

Publication Date: 2020

Following the UN Human Rights Committee’s finalization of its first reading of the Draft General Comment No. 37 on Article 21 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Amnesty International has prepared this document of comments on the draft in order to strengthen protection of the right to freedom of peaceful assembly.

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ISHR Tips & Tricks - Treaty Body follow up and grading system

Type of Resource: Tips and Tricks

Author: ISHR

Publication Date: 2020

This document provides information on the Treaty Body follow-up and grading system

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ISHR Tips & Tricks - Participating in Treaty Body sessions

Type of Resource: Tips and Tricks

Author: ISHR

Publication Date: 2020

This document provides guidance on how to more effectively participate in Treaty Body sessions.

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Treaty Body Inquiry Procedure

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Steps outlining the treaty body inquiry procedure

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Treaty Body Procedure for Consideration of Individual Communications

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Table outlining the treaty body procedure for consideration of individual communications

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