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Local and Regional Economic Development in Ghana - Scoping Study: Supporting creation of a business enabling environment through development of Mechanisms for Complaint and Redress

Can a complaint and redress mechanism support an enabling environment for small and medium-sized businesses in Ghana? This question is discussed in this scoping study, conducted by two GTZ initiatives, the Local and Regional Development Programme in Ghana and the "Realising Human Rights in Development Cooperation" project in Germany. The authors suggest a modest approach. A complaint and redress mechanism should be hosted at the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice; several other recommendations as to the mechanism are given.

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

DC-E-Info-Tool

56 p.

(PDF, 265 KB, not barrier-free)

DC Reports of Consulting Missions

October 2008

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Human Rights and Gender Components of UN and EU Peace Operations

Author: Jeannette Böhme

Study

ISBN: 978-3-937714-73-8

56 p.

(PDF, 414 KB, not barrier-free)

Study

October 2008

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Policy Paper No. 11: Human Rights at the EU's common external maritime border. Recommendations to the EU legislature

Author: Ruth Weinzierl

Policy Paper

ISSN: 1614-2195

5 p.

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Policy Paper

September 2008

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Analysis of the Guatemalan Education Sector from a Human Rights-Based Perspective

This report summarizes the outcomes of an advisory mission to Guatemala in 2007. The mission was conducted on behalf of the German Bank for Reconstruction and Development by the GTZ project "Realizing human rights in development cooperation". In its first part, the report analyses the human rights challenges in Guatemala, and then analyzes how human rights standards and principles could be integrated more systematically in the Guatemalan education sector. The report concludes with recommendations for more thorough implementation of human rights in the education sector.

Author: Nina Otto

DC-Reports of Consulting Missions

57 p.

(PDF, 548 KB, not barrier-free)

DC Reports of Consulting Missions

June 2008

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Ex Ante Poverty Impact and Human Rights Assessment for Multisectoral HIV/AIDS Programme

This report analyses the different programme components of the multisectoral HIV/AIDS Programme in Bangladesh with respect to their poverty reduction impact. It is assessed how Poverty Impact Assessment methods can be enriched by a human rights perspective.

Authors: Ernst Reichenbach; Ilse Worm

DC-Reports of Consulting Missions

75 p.

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DC Reports of Consulting Missions

May 2008

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Jahresbericht/Annual Report 2007

With Germany holding the EU Presidency in the first half of the year, one of the main issues for the German Institute for Human Rights in 2007 was the human rights policy of the European Union. At the end of 2006 the Institute made recommendations to the German government about how to use its presidency to strengthen the human rights dimension of EU policy. These related to the EU's system of fundamental rights and to various policy fields such as data protection in internal security, guarding the EU's external borders, immigration and asylum, and the European Security and Defence Policy. At the end of 2007 the Institute took on the reporting function for Germany for the new EU Agency for Fundamental Rights that was founded in March 2007.

 

Editor: German Institute for Human Rights

Annual Report

ISBN: 978-3-937714-67-7

44 p.

(PDF, 429 KB, not barrier-free)

Annual report

February 2008

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Border Management and Human Rights. A study of EU Law and the Law of the Sea

Authors: Ruth Weinzierl, Urszula Lisson

Study

ISBN: 978-3-9737714-59-2

95 p.

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December 2007

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The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in the United Nations Treaty Body Process

This handbook examines areas of cooperation between United Nations human rights treaty bodies and national human rights institutions. A review of a broad range of options for complementary activities between monitoring institutions at the national and the international level shows an enormous potential for improved implementation of international human rights law. Apart from publications and websites of national human rights institutions and from numerous documents by treaty bodies, the authors have drawn inspiration from discussions with the participants of the International Roundtable on the Role of National Human Rights Institutions and Treaty Bodies, held in Berlin in November 2006.

 

Authors: Amrei Müller, Frauke Seidensticker

Manual

ISBN: 978-3-937714-55-4

87 p.

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Manual

December 2007

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Documentation - Human Rights-based Approaches to Development - Workshop for Consultants, Facilitators and Advisors 2007

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

Documentation

22 p.

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Documentation

September 2007

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The Demands of Human and EU Fundamental Rights for the Protection of the European Union's External Borders - pre-publication excerpt

Author: Ruth Weinzierl

74 p.

(PDF, 504 KB, not barrier-free)

Study

September 2007

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Documentation - Human Rights-based Approach to Development - 2007

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

Documentation

77 p.

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Documentation

August 2007

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Jahresbericht/Annual Report 2006

The Institute's summer 2006 lecture series "Slavery Today" marked the opening of a new priority area. It focuses on human rights tools with which to combat human trafficking, forced marriages and extreme forms of exploitation of labour. Great public attention was awarded to our study of the social human rights of elderly people under care (Soziale Menschenrechte älterer Personen in Pflege) which addressed structural and human rights deficits. The public presentation of the study set the stage for a series of consultations with representatives of politics, associations and science.

 

Editor: German Institute for Human Rights

Annual Report

43 p.

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Annual report

July 2007

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Kenyan-German Development Cooperation in the Water Sector. Assessment from a Human Rights Perspective

The human rights-based approach in German Development Cooperation was piloted in Kenya. This report summarizes the outcomes of an advisory mission to the water sector reform programme. The report gives recommendations to German and Kenyan actors as to how to realize progressively the right to water.

 

Authors: Monika Lüke et al.

DC-Reports of Consulting Missions

51 p.

(PDF, 295 KB, not barrier-free)

DC Reports of Consulting Missions

June 2007

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Training on Human Rights-Based Approaches to Development. Experiences and Materials

This documentation discusses the differences in what is commonly known as human rights-based approaches. It also documents trainings for development practitioners done by the German Institute for Human Rights, as part of the GTZ-project 'Realising Human Rights in Development Cooperation', and Claiming Rights Changing Relationships (CR2).

 

Authors: Sheena Crawford, Anna Würth

DC-Traning Material

33 p.

(PDF, 333 KB, not barrier-free)

Training material

May 2007

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The ESDP Crisis Management Operations of the European Union and Human Rights

The promotion and protection of human rights is one of the primordial objectives of the foreign policy of the European Union – and thus of the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP). It is a guiding principle for military operations of the European Union; and with the strengthening of civil-military co-operation and the development of purely civil instruments for crisis management human rights protection should and will rise in importance for crisis management operations of the European Union. The study examines the role human rights protection plays today in ESDP operations. It comes to the conclusion that from a normative perspective, a solid set of human rights rules and guidelines for ESDP have been developed. In practice, though, the integration of human rights components or human rights advisors as well as gender advisors in the ESDP missions has only just begun. The study concludes with a set of recommendations for strengthening human rights as an element of the ESDP.

 

Authors: Jana Arloth, Frauke Seidensticker

Study

ISBN: 978-3-937714-45-5 (PDF)

67 p.

(PDF, 373 KB, not barrier-free)

 

Study

April 2007

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The UN Migrant Workers Convention. An Instrument to Strengthen Migrants' Rights in Germany

Author: Katharina Spieß

ISBN: 978-3-937714-38-7 (hardcover)

8 p.

(PDF, 484 KB, not barrier-free)

Other publications

March 2007

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Applying a Human Rights-Based Approach in Primary Education. Overview and Recommendations to the Education Quality Programme in Guatemala

The human rights-based approach in German Development Cooperation was piloted in Guatemala. The GTZ advisory mission to the GTZ supported Education Quality Programme (PACE) aimed at facilitating a critical reflection on the current human rights orientation of PACE. The report summarizes the main findings and makes suggestions for a more systematic use of human rights in the programme.

 

Author: Hilde Hey

DC-Reports of Consulting Missions

13 p.

(PDF, 144 KB, not barrier-free)

DC Reports of Consulting Missions

February 2007

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Strengthening the Human Rights Orientation of the Smallholder Irrigation Programme Mount Kenya Region

This report summarizes the outcomes of an advisory mission to the German-Kenyan Smallholder Irrigation Programme, implemented by GTZ. The report argues that the programme so far has focused strongly on the economics of smallholder irrigation, and not included poor peasants or those with negligible assets. Taking Kenyan human rights obligations into account, the author recommends to adjust the aims and indicators of the programme, in order to have positive impacts for hitherto excluded rights-bearers.

Author: Monika Lüke

DC-Reports of Consulting Missions

33 p.

(PDF, 190 KB, not barrier-free)

DC Reports of Consulting Missions

August 2006

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Jahresbericht/Annual Report 2005

In 2005 the Institute continued its campaign for a German signature and ratification of the Option Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture and Other Forms of Cruel, Inhumane and Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The Institute held a conference and conducted numerous talks, on the federal as well as the individual states level, in order to promote this prevention oriented human rights instrument. The Institute also participated in the discussion on German anti-discrimination legislation triggered by the public presentation of a draft law in December 2004. In the face of an emotional and partly polemical public debate, the Institute emphasized the daily reality of discrimination in Germany and pointed out that human rights obligations cover combating discrimination by private actors, too.

 

Editor: German Institute for Human Rights

Annual Report

ISBN: 3-937714-25-1

42 p.

(PDF, 775 KB, not barrier-free)

Annual report

August 2006

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Strengthening Human Rights in the German-Kenyan Development Cooperation in the Health Sector. Report of the Advisory Mission

The human rights-based approach in German Development Cooperation was piloted in Kenya. This report summarizes the outcomes of an advisory mission to the German-Kenyan programme in the health sector. The report gives recommendations to German and Kenyan actors as to how to realize progressively the right to health, reproductive rights and health and tackle health system finance.

 

Authors: Ilse Worm et al.

DC-Reports of Consulting Missions

41 p.

(PDF, 363 KB, not barrier-free)

DC Reports of Consulting Missions

May 2006

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