Law and human rights
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.
Human Rights in the Commonwealth: A Status Report
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.
Bringing Justice Home: The Road to Final Appellate and Regional Court Establishment
Makes recommendations for future good practice in the establishment and administration of final courts of appeal, based on discussions by Commonwealth law ministers and senior officials over the period 2003 to 2007.
Commonwealth Model National Plan of Action on Human Rights
While many countries seek to improve their capacity to protect and promote human rights in accordance with constitutional imperatives and Commonwealth values, they often lack a clear roadmap on how to do so. Currently, there is no single and easy-to-use model which Commonwealth countries can use as a basis for planning the process.
Comparative Study on Mandates of National Human Rights Institutions in the Commonwealth
This is the first Commonwealth-wide comparative study of national human rights institutions (NHRIs), and is designed to help everyone interested in establishing and developing NHRIs to improve their effectiveness.
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