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ABC of Human Rights for Development Cooperation: European Human Rights System

This tool complements the "ABC of Human Rights for Development Cooperation". It explains the basic features of the European Human Rights System relevant for development practitioners. A similiar tool is available for the African and the Inter-American Human Rights System.

Author: GIZ: Cross sectoral project "Realizing Human Rights in Development Cooperation"

DC-E-Info-Tool

6 p.

(PDF, 225 KB)

DC E-Info-Tool

December 2013

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Annual Report 2012

Germany's National Human Rights Institution presents the focus points of its work in 2012 in interviews, debates, reports and comments. Find out more about Germany's state of affairs in the Universal Periodic Review in Geneva and where the UN sees room for improvement of the human rights situation in Germany; how the German Institute for Human Rights stresses international obligations with Amicus curiae briefs in ongoing proceedings; and what role courts should assume in the implementation of the UN CRPD.

Editor: German Institute for Human Rights

Annual Report

Language: English

ISBN 978-3-942315-92-0 (Print)
ISSN 1869-0564 (Print)

58 pages

(PDF, 3.27 MB, barrier-free)

Annual report

December 2013

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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

According to UN estimates, more than 5,000 indigenous peoples with a population of at least 370 million are living in about 90 different countries. Nearly everywhere indigenous peoples are among the most vulnerable groups. They are politically marginalised and experience cultural, social and economic discrimination.
This briefing paper for development practitioners provides basic knowledge about indigenous peoples’ rights, an overview of pressing indigenous peoples’ rights issues, and orientation on how development cooperation should systematically respect indigenous peoples’ rights and where it can enhance them.

Author: GIZ-Cross sectoral programme "Realising Human Rights in Development Cooperation"

8 p.

(PDF, 448 KB)

DC E-Info-Tool

November 2013

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Human Rights Assessment of the German-Cambodian Land Rights Program (LRP)

The assessment of the German-Cambodian Land Rights Program analyses whether and how this development measure contributes to the progressive realization of human rights. It finds that the program needs to undertake significant efforts to reach additional vulnerable groups and to increase its accountability vis-à-vis the Cambodian population. In general, for development programmes to contribute to the realization of human rights, partners in the program need to have a clear human rights orientation, backed up by a governance structure in the respective sector which is conducive to participation, non-discrimination, transparency and accountability.

The assessment was commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in May 2012. All views expressed in this study represent the opinion of the German Institute for Human Rights, as an independent National Human Rights Institution.

Author: Monika Lüke

51 p.

(PDF, 454 KB, not barrier free)

DC Reports of Consulting Missions

October 2013

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Jahresbericht 2012

Die Nationale Menschenrechtsinstitution Deutschlands stellt in Interviews, Gesprächen, Berichten, Porträts und Kommentaren die thematischen Schwerpunkte seiner Arbeit im Jahr 2012 vor. Lesen Sie mehr zu Deutschlands Abschneiden im UPR-Verfahren in Genf und wo die Vereinten Nationen Verbesserungspotenzial für die Menschenrechte in Deutschland sehen, wie das Deutsche Institut für Menschenrechte Deutschlands internationale Verpflichtungen mit Amicus-Curiae-Stellungnahmen in laufenden Verfahren stärker zur Geltung bringt und welche Rolle die Gerichte bei der Umsetzung der UN-Behindertenrechtskonvention spielen.

Herausgeber: Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte

Jahresbericht

ISBN 978-3-942315-68-5 (PDF)
ISSN 1869-0564 (PDF)

55 S.

(PDF, 4 MB)

Annual report

October 2013

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Promising Practices: Justice Reform - Improving the Situation of Overcrowding in Prisons in Bangladesh

Prisons in Bangladesh are severely overcrowded. This is due to an inefficient, irregular and anachronistic criminal justice system. Many people, particularly the poor, face severe violations of their human rights. The objective of the joint Bangladesh-German project ‘Improvement of the Real Situation of Overcrowding in Prisons in Bangladesh’ (IRSOP) is to reduce prison overcrowding and improve legal protection for poor and vulnerable prisoners. There is a focus on speeding up the release of those detainees whose detention was unlawful or disproportionate, especially women, children and other disadvantaged groups.

Author: GIZ: Cross sectoral project "Realizing Human Rights in Development Cooperation"

4 p.

(PDF, 543 KB)

DC Promising Practices

September 2013

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Compilation - Promising Practices on the human rights-based approach in German development cooperation

This document provides information on various development cooperation programmes in different sectors and from countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. All programmes introduced have put into practice elements of a human rights-based approach, and the examples flesh out the added value of the human rights-based approach and its impact.

Author: GIZ: Cross sectoral project "Realizing Human Rights in Development Cooperation"

DC-Promising Practices

26 p.

(PDF, 2,49 MB)

DC Promising Practices

September 2013

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Promising Practice: Health - Ensuring inclusion and access to quality health care in Kenya

A majority of Kenyans faces difficulties in claiming their right to health including adequate healthcare. Since 2006, the German-Kenyan Health Sector Programme has adopted a human rights-based approach. Its objective is to improve equitable access – especially for the poor and marginalised groups comprising those affected by HIV/AIDS – to affordable and good quality healthcare, particularly in the area of reproductive health. The document describes impact and challenges of the German-Kenyan Health Sector Programme and concludes with lessons learned.

Author: GIZ: Cross sectoral project "Realizing Human Rights in Development Cooperation"

Promising Practices

4 p.

(PDF, 232 KB)

DC Promising Practices

July 2013

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Promising Practices: Water and sanitation - Ensuring access for the urban poor in Kenya

Kenya suffers from chronic water shortages due to the relationship between limited available resources, population growth and environmental degradation. Women and children are particularly affected. Management of water resources is improving due to a comprehensive water sector reform process which started in 2002 – albeit slowly. The German-Kenyan Programme "Reform of the Water Sector" aims to increase the sustainable access of the urban poor to water and sanitation. The document describes process, impact and challenges of the German-Kenyan Programme "Reform of the Water Sector" and concludes with lessons learned.

Author: GIZ: Cross sectoral project "Realizing Human Rights in Development Cooperation"

Promising Practices

4 p.

(PDF, 232 KB)

DC Promising Practices

July 2013

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GIHR: Suggested topics to be taken into account for the preparation of a list of issues by the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Germany

Statement

9 p.

(PDF, 154 KB, not barrier-free)

Statement

July 2013

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Written Contribution of the GIHR to the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance's report on "Glorification of Nazism"

Statement

2 p.

(PDF, 192 KB, not barrier-free)

Statement

May 2013

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Written Contribution by the European Group of NHRIs to the General Discussion of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on Access to Justice (18th February 2013)

Statement

12 p.

(PDF, 133 KB, not barrier-free)

Statement

February 2013

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Combating Discrimination: How a National Human Rights Institution can strengthen Civil Society Organisations - An Example of Good Practice

In this publication, the German Institute for Human Rights presents the project "Non-Discrimination: Competencies of Associations" as an example for the development of organisations' capacities in the field of equality and human rights. The project (2009 – 2011) aimed at strengthening the implementation and enforcement of non-discrimination rights through organisations, and thereby at promoting a general culture of non-discrimination and human rights in Germany. After an overview of the role of civil society organisations in the mobilisation of non-discrimination and equality rights, the aims, approaches, means and methods of the project will be set out. The publication ends with the results of the project and recommendations for the realisation of effective protection against discrimination.

Authors: Dr. Nina Althoff, Sera Choi

ISBN 978-3-942315-60-9 (PDF)

16 p.

(PDF, 185 KB)

Documentation

January 2013

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Promising Practices: Education: PACE – A rights-based vision among education officials in Guatemala

Author: GIZ: Cross sectoral project "Realizing Human Rights in Development Cooperation"

DC-Promising Practices

4 p.

(PDF, 3 MB)

DC Promising Practices

November 2012

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Frequently Asked Questions on the Human Rights-based Approach in Development Cooperation

Answers to frequently asked questions about a human rights-based approach in development cooperation. Numerous links to related subjects facilitate in-depth research. The FAQs are also available in German.

 

Author: GIZ: Cross sectoral project "Realizing Human Rights in Development Cooperation"

DC-FAQs

8 p.

(PDF, 503 KB)

DC FAQs

November 2012

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Written Contribution by the German Institute for Human Rights to the Thematic Discussion of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on Racist Hate Speech (August 28th, 2012)

Statement

9 p.

(PDF, 124 KB, not barrier-free)

Statement

August 2012

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Jahresbericht 2011

Das Deutsche Institut für Menschenrechte hat jetzt den Jahresbericht 2011 vorgelegt. Mit Interviews, Gesprächen, Berichten, Porträts und Kommentaren stellt er die Arbeitsschwerpunkte des Instituts - der Nationalen Menschenrechtsinstitution Deutschlands – vor. Leserinnen und Leser erfahren beispielsweise, warum rassistische Äußerungen kein Kavaliersdelikt sind, Hunger ein Menschenrechtsproblem ist, vor welchen Schwierigkeiten Menschen mit Behinderungen stehen, wenn sie in Deutschland ihr Wahlrecht ausüben wollen, oder wie Politikberatung im Deutschen Institut für Menschenrechte funktioniert.

Herausgeber: Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte

Jahresbericht

ISBN 978-3-942315-46-3 (PDF)
ISSN 1869-0564 (PDF)

60 S.

(PDF, 2,6 MB)

Annual report

July 2012

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Conference on Enforced Disappearances Berlin, 25 April 2012

On 25 April 2012, the German Institute for Human Rights, the Nuremberg Human Rights Centre and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg co-hosted an international conference on enforced disappearances in Berlin. This documentation provides a retrospective of the conference.
The hosts' intention behind the conference was to bring together a select group of international experts from the fields of human rights and public international law to discuss a number of core issues and to raise public awareness with regard to the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (CPED). The CPED is the youngest of the so-called core international human rights treaties elaborated within the United Nations.

Documentation

ISBN 9678-3-942315-99-9 (PDF)

44 p.

(PDF, 723 KB)

Documentation

June 2012

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New Prospects for Human Rights? The Human Rights Council between the Review Process and the Arab Spring

Author: Theodor Rathgeber

Editor: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte, Forum Menschenrechte

ISBN 978-3-86498-063-3

23 p.

(PDF, 1,22 MB, not barrier-free)

Other publications

March 2012

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Stellungnahme des Deutschen Instituts für Menschenrechte zum Bericht der UN-Arbeitsgruppe über willkürliche Haft im UN-Menschenrechtsrat am 6. März 2012

Statement

2 p.

(PDF, 39 KB, not barrier-free)

Statement

March 2012

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