Purna Sen

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.

Publication date: 1 December 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) acknowledged the modern understanding of childhood. It formulated what children can expect as a set of rights as distinct from welfare or kindness from adults. This book examines the importance of child rights, and provides an overview of the key themes of the CRC.

Contributor: Purna Sen
Publication date: 1 August 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Describes the human rights Universal Periodic Review mechanism, shares experiences, and provides analysis of the Commonwealth countries that reported in the first year of the UPR process, by speaking equally to the three major stakeholders in the process - states, national human rights institutions and civil society organisations.

Contributor: Purna Sen, Jade Cochran
Publication date: 1 December 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Presents a comprehensive survey of the state of human rights, as measured by each country's formal engagement with the main international standards and norms, across the fifty-three member countries of the association. This report also includes articles on key human rights themes of global relevance.