Law and human rights

Publication date: 9 January 2017
Format: E-book, Paperback

The Judicial Bench Book on Violence Against Women in Commonwealth East Africa situates VAW in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. By placing VAW within the socio-cultural and legal context of the region, the bench book will enhance the ability of judicial officers to handle cases of VAW, both within a human rights as well as a gender perspective.

Publication date: 8 August 2016
Format: E-book, Paperback

The Common Law Legal Systems Model Legislative Provisions aims to enable Commonwealth countries to evaluate measures that can be incorporated into domestic law to prevent, detect, and effectively sanction money laundering and terrorism financing and to recover the proceeds of crime.

Publication date: 17 October 2013
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This publication will help policy-makers and development practitioners to make informed decisions about programme design and delivery so that beneficiaries’ access to and participation in social protection mechanisms are fully realised.

Publication date: 30 May 2013
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback, Hardback

This Guide is designed to assist developing countries to negotiate International Investment Agreements (IIAs) that are more effective in promoting their sustainable development. A useful reference tool for developing country negotiators and interested parties.

Publication date: 10 May 2012
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This user-friendly, practical handbook is designed to assist Registrars in the day-to-day performance of their duties, thereby contributing to improving the administration and efficiency of courts/ tribunals. It provides examples of good practice to help Registrars benefit from the challenges faced by others, from the Commonwealth and worldwide.

Publication date: 11 October 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

At the centre of the HIV/AIDS response are the 12 million people who need care and treatment. Yet their carers are often invisible to the system that relies on them. Focusing on the carer directs assistance where it is most effective and most needed, will respect human rights, and will help achieve the millennium development goals in health.

Publication date: 15 July 2011
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This book examines the UN Human Rights Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism two years after its inception. It draws together the lessons of Commonwealth countries’ experiences in 2008 and 2009, and hopes and expectations for the future of UPR.

Contributor: Purna Sen, Jena Patel
Publication date: 15 December 2010
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Human Rights in the Commonwealth 2010 presents a survey of the state of human rights, as indicated by each country’s formal engagement with the main international standards and norms, across the fifty-four member countries of the association.

Contributor: Devi Sookun
Publication date: 29 July 2010
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This handbook distils the key lessons on best practice in negotiating loan agreements, and responding to the activities of vulture funds - funds that buy up the debt of sovereign countries at a discount in the hope of making significant profit - for the benefit of all government officials who may have to deal with these issues.

Publication date: 1 June 2010
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

CEDAW - the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women - is a powerful international human rights instrument that reflects a global determination to achieve gender equality. This book looks at the cultural and legal challenges relating to the implementation of CEDAW, and the individual approaches adopted.

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