Human Rights in the Commonwealth

A Status Report 2010

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Human Rights in the Commonwealth

Contributors: Purna Sen, Jena Patel
Publication date: 15 December 2010
Size: 240mm x 170mm
ISBN: 978-1-84929-047-0
Pages: 168

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. For each country the report details the human rights instruments ratified or acceded to, together with information on the main human rights institution in the country.

The report also highlights key initiatives being taken across the Commonwealth to protect the human rights of persons with disabilities.

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List of Abbreviations
Foreword by Kamalesh Sharma, Commonwealth Secretary-General
Introduction by Dr Purna Sen, Head of Human Rights

The Human Rights Optional Protocols
The Rome Statute of the ICC
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Human Rights and Climate Change: A Commonwealth Perspective
Commonwealth Map
Human Rights in the Commonwealth at a Glance
Commonwealth Secretariat Human Rights Initiatives
The Core International Human Rights Treaties
– Reservations to human rights treaties
– Monitoring the implementation of human rights treaties through reports
Universal Periodic Review
Regional Analysis of Commonwealth Human Rights Information

Annex: UN International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Summary

The Human Rights Unit and Contacts

About the contributors Expand or collapse me

Purna Sen (Author)

Dr Purna Sen is the former Head of Human Rights at the Commonwealth Secretariat.