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SAMPLE - Unofficial country visit ‘press release’: Special Rapporteur adequate housing – United States of America

Type of Resource: Press Release, Sample document

Author: The Guardian

Publication Date: 2018

A press release by the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing after her visit to the United States, which resulted in a report probing deplorable living conditions and assessing compliance with international human rights law. The press release includes her remarks on the situation faced by many homeless people, as well as the words of the individuals involved.

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SAMPLE - Country visit report: Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders – Mexico

Type of Resource: Report, Sample document

Author: Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

Publication Date: 2018

This report summarizes the Special Rapporteur's visit to Mexico, where he focused on evaluating the basic elements of a safe and enabling environment for human rights defenders, including: a conducive legal and institutional framework; access to justice; an independent and strong national human rights institution; effective protection policies and mechanisms targeting groups at risk and applying a gender-sensitive approach; non-State actors who respect and support the work of human rights defenders; and a strong and dynamic community of human rights defenders.

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SAMPLE - Country visit press release: Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders – Mexico

Type of Resource: Report, Sample document

Author: Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders

Publication Date: 2017

End of mission statement by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, at the conclusion of his visit to Mexico from 16 to 24 January 2017.

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SAMPLE - Press Release of Special Procedures: Dam collapse – Brazil

Type of Resource: Press Release, Sample document

Author: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Publication Date: 2019

In this press release, UN human rights experts call for a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the collapse of a tailing dam in Brazil, the second such incident involving the same company in the past three years. The experts also called on the mining company to act in accordance with its responsibility to identify, prevent and mitigate adverse human rights impacts and cooperate with the investigation.

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SAMPLE - Joint Statement of Special Procedures and regional mechanisms: International Transgender Day of Visibility

Type of Resource: Statement, Sample document

Author: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Publication Date: 2018

In this joint statement, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity urge States to guarantee the full exercise of all human rights for trans and gender diverse people. They urge the immediate adoption of comprehensive laws and policies aimed at recognizing self-defined gender identity, and provision of legal and social guarantees promoting the observance of all human rights of this group.

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SAMPLE - Joint Statement of Special Procedures and other UN bodies: Women human rights defenders

Type of Resource: Statement, Sample document

Author: UN Experts

Publication Date: 2018

Joint statement by several UN experts declaring that States must abide by their commitments to protect human rights defenders, who are increasingly under attack and inadequately protected. The statement also highlights the important role of women's human rights defenders in promoting and protecting human rights.

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SAMPLE - Joint ‘other’ letter of Special Procedures: Land rights – Myanmar

Type of Resource: Communication, Sample document

Author: Special Rapporteurs

Publication Date: 2019

This communication highlights the adoption of a new law in Myanmar which may be used to illegally dispossess land users of their land without due process or adequate notice, undermine their human rights, and have a disproportionate impact on poor, rural and minority communities, ethnic nationalities and indigenous peoples.

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SAMPLE - Allegation letter of Special Procedures: Legal capacity – Italy

Type of Resource: Communication, Sample document

Author: Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities

Publication Date: 2018

In this allegation letter, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities focuses on the restriction of the legal capacity of Italian citizens with disabilities.

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SAMPLE - Joint urgent appeal of Special Procedures: Reprisals – Turkmenistan

Type of Resource: Communication, Sample document

Author: Working Group and Special Rapporteur

Publication Date: 2018

In this joint urgent appeal, the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances and the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders highlight the alleged reprisals against two human defenders for their cooperation with the UN, specifically with the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.

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The UN Special Procedures: A guide for advocates working on human rights relating to sexual orientation and gender identity

Type of Resource: Handbook / Guide

Author: ARC International

Publication Date: 2015

This guide is a practical tool to support engagement with the United Nation’s system of independent human rights experts, the Special Procedures, for non-governmental organizations and advocates working on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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