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Guidelines for the Early Warning and Urgent Action Procedures of the CERD

Type of Resource: Guide

Author: Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

Publication Date: 2007

These guidelines outline the background of the early warning and urgent action procedures of the CERD and explain how the Committee handles and responds to the use of such procedures.

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Guidelines on the Independence and Impartiality of Members of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies (“Addis Ababa Guidelines”)

Type of Resource: Guide

Author: Chairpersons of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies

Publication Date: 2012

The Addis Ababa Guidelines lay out the expectations and requirements of independce and impartiality of members of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies.

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Guidelines against Intimidation or Reprisals ("San José Guidelines")

Type of Resource: Guide

Author: Chairpersons of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies

Publication Date: 2015

The San José Guidelines outline and standardize measures for confronting attacks against defenders engaging with treaty bodies.

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Navigating Human Rights Complaints Mechanisms: Rules, Tools and Resources

Type of Resource: Handbook / Guide

Author: Equal Rights Trust

Publication Date:

This handbook combines in a single volume a clear, concise and accurate guide to the procedural requirements of a wide range of international courts, commissions, committees and other bodies concerned with the protection of human rights.

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Treaty Bodies’ Individual Communication Procedures: Providing redress and reparation to victims of human rights violations

Type of Resource: Handbook / Guide

Author: The Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Publication Date: 2019

This publication focuses on the consideration of complaints from individuals alleging a violation of their rights. Individual communications procedures (ICPs) were developed to enforce the rights enshrined in the corresponding treaties and provide victims of violations with an effective remedy before an international body.

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The Relationship of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances with Civil Society Actors

Type of Resource: Handbook / Guide

Author: Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED)

Publication Date: 2013

This UN document reviews all avenues through which civil society actors can engage with the Committee on Enforced Disappearances (CED). It explains the Committee’s methodology of interaction with civil society actors during the reporting process as well as the follow-up and review procedures. The document also clarifies the role of civil society actors in relation to country visits by the Committee.

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Commentary on the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Type of Resource: Handbook / Guide

Author: Inter-American Institute of Human Rights (IIDH), International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)

Publication Date: 2010

This is a rigorous scholarly commentary on the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (OP-ICESCR) and its provisions. It is divided into three sections which address procedural issues, substantive interpretation, and remedies and enforcement.

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Claiming ESCR at the United Nations: A Manual on Utilizing the OP-ICESCR in Strategic Litigation

Type of Resource: Handbook / Guide

Author: ESCR-Net

Publication Date: 2014

This guide provides detailed information on how to effectively use Treaty Body complaint (or communication) and inquiry procedures, including examples of comparative legal arguments, strategies, and jurisprudence from other international human rights enforcement mechanisms. It offers advice on crafting communications and on strategies to ensure that the cases brought forward under the Optional Protocol enhance the efficacy of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and advance accountability, remedies, and enforcement of these rights.

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Holding Government to Account: A Guide to Shadow Reporting on Economic Social and Cultural Rights

Type of Resource: Handbook / Guide

Author: Amnesty International

Publication Date: 2014

This guide explains how the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) periodic reporting process can be used to apply pressure on States to take steps to improve the enjoyment of human rights. The guide advises how NGOs can attend and participate in periodic review sessions held by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), including submitting a shadow report.

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ICERD and CERD: A Guide for Civil Society Actors

Type of Resource: Handbook / Guide

Author: The International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism (IMADR)

Publication Date: 2011

This guide provides a thorough background on the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) and state obligations under the treaty. It also details the ways in which civil society may engage with the Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) through the state reporting cycle, by submitting an individual complaint, by utilising early warning measures and urgent procedures, or through thematic discussions.

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