Commonwealth books on human rights aim to strengthen the respect, protection and promotion of human rights across the Commonwealth.
Judicial Resource Book on Violence Against Women for Asia: Combating Violence against Women and Girls for Cambodia, India, Pakistan and Thailand
The Judicial Resource Book on Violence Against Women for Asia deepens our understanding of the forms of VAWG and raises awareness of the role that the judiciary can play in tackling them. It can be used by judicial officers and other professionals to promote justice and fairness in the judicial process for women who have been victims of violence.
Judicial Bench Book on Violence Against Women in Commonwealth East Africa
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.
Anticipatory Social Protection: Claiming dignity and rights
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.
Implementing Inclusive Education: A Commonwealth Guide to Implementing Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
This revised and expanded second edition of Implementing Inclusive Education shows how Commonwealth countries are attempting to undertake inclusion in education, and will encourage all those charged with ensuring education for all to make certain that disabled children are fully included in all aspects of the education system.
Who Cares?: The Economics of Dignity
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.
Universal Periodic Review: Lessons, Hopes and Expectations
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.
Human Rights in the Commonwealth: A Status Report 2010
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.
Without Prejudice: CEDAW and the determination of women’s rights in a legal and cultural context
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.
Child Rights in the Commonwealth: 20 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
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.
Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights: Towards Best Practice
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.
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