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Report of the Advisory Mission. Strengthening the Human Rights Orientation of the GTZ supported Programme 'Promotion of the Private Sector in Agriculture'

The human rights-based approach in German Development Cooperation was piloted in Kenya. This report summarizes the outcomes of an advisory mission to the GTZ supported Programme Promotion of the Private Sector in Agriculture. It gives recommendations to German and Kenyan actors as to how to realize progressively the right to food and address discrimination of women and young people.

 

Author: Monika Lüke

DC-Reports of Consulting Missions

38 p.

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DC Reports of Consulting Missions

May 2006

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Indices, Benchmarks, and Indicators: Planning and Evaluating Human Rights Dialogues

The study begins with an introduction to the debates on the impact of human rights norms. It then looks at the planning principles for human rights dialogues. In the main part, various theoretical models for measuring the dialogues' impact are presented, which are then applied to human rights dialogues in practice. Above all, the study tries to determine the methods most suited for impact assessment, taking into account the different goals dialogues may pursue. It concludes with a number of recommendations.

 

Authors: Anna Würth, Frauke Lisa Seidensticker

Study

ISBN: 3-937714-12-X

46 p.

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Study

November 2005

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The International Fight against Terrorism and the Protection of Human Rights - With Recommendations to the German Government and Parliament

This publication is a shortened version of the study "Internationale Terrorismusbekämpfung und Menschenrechte. Entwicklungen 2003/2004" (The International Fight against Terrorism and the Protection of Human Rights). The English version takes into account two new reports that came out after the publication of the original German version in August 2004. It focuses on the question of how governments can thwart terrorism and terrorists, actual as well as putative, and on control measures that might prevent the violation of human rights. It also looks at German military operations abroad and formulates recommendations for the German government and parliament. The study is intended for persons interested in this subject who work in politics, academia and the media and, not least, for the general public.

 

Authors: Wolfgang S. Heinz, Jan-Michael Arend

Study

ISBN: 3-937714-07-3

43 p.

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Study

August 2005

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Jahresbericht/Annual Report 2004

In 2004 the institute placed great emphasis on a number of themes: By incessantly speaking out in favour of signing and ratifying the additional protocol to the United Nations Convention against Torture, the institute lends its support to the prevention of torture and the cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment of people. At the same time, it also bolsters an international mechanism of prevention that can only produce tangible results once a sufficient number of signatories have ratified it. The institute's statements on the question of headscarves worn by Muslim women served to make the domestic debate more objective by adding a human rights perspective. The second half of the year was largely dominated by events organized in connection with the Concluding Observations on Germany of four United Nations treaty bodies on human rights, as well as by events in connection with the Third Report on Germany of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance.

 

Editor: German Institute for Human Rights

Annual Report

43 p.

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Annual report

August 2005

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Submission: Day of General Discussion on "The Right to Social Security" Monday, 15 May 2006, Palais des Nations, Geneva

Statement

3 p.

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Statement

May 2005

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Examination of State Reporting by Human Rights Treaty Bodies: An Example of Follow-Up at the National Level by National Human Rights Institutions

The manual presents a short overview of the functioning of the reporting system and the purpose of concluding observations. This is followed by deliberations on the role that a national human rights institution has, or could potentially develop, in relation to treaty bodies. In the second part of the paper, the follow-up meetings of the institute are described. The main focus of the presentation is the evaluation of the various approaches that have been tried out while working on different treaties. The third part of the paper shows how the institute continued its activities after the meetings by addressing members of parliament, several federal ministries and the treaty bodies themselves. The paper ends with a set of recommendations to other national human rights institutions, concerned NGOs, governments and the larger human rights community on the follow-up to concluding observations at the national level.

 

Author: Frauke Seidensticker

Manual

ISBN: 3-937714-06-5

23 p.

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Manual

April 2005

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Do we need explicit Human Rights Education?

Comparing Human Rights Education with Civic, Intercultural, Diversity and Tolerance Education

Summary of a Workshop with Prof. Katarina Tomasevski, held at the German Institute for Human Rights, January 12th 2005.

 

Documentation

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Documentation

January 2005

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Human Rights Agency of the EU. Response of the German Institute for Human Rights to the Communication of the Commission "The Fundamental Rights Agency" KOM (2004) 693

Statement

4 p.

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Statement

December 2004

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Human Rights Education in National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) in Europe

Documentary report of the workshop "Human Rights Education in National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) in Europe". The workshop (3rd to the 4th of December 2004 in Berlin) was organized by the German Institute for Human Rights.

 

Documentation

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Documentation

December 2004

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Jahresbericht/Annual Report 2003

Promotion of the implementation mechanisms of international human rights treaties, human rights dialogue with Islamic countries, human rights protection in a situation of increasing national and international security measures: these are but some of the activities of the German Institute for Human Rights in the year 2003. Publications and conferences organised by the Institute contributed to the development of strategies in human rights work in Germany and also informed experts and the general public about current issues including background information. Overall the Institute played an important part in promoting human rights education in Germany.

 

Editor: German Institute for Human Rights

Annual Report

32 p.

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Annual report

August 2004

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Human Rights on the Defensive? The Future of the Commission on Human Rights in the Context of United Nations Human Rights Protection

Authors: Jochen Motte, Wolfgang S. Heinz

Study

56 p.

(PDF, 365 KB, not barrier-free)

January 2004

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Jahresbericht/Annual Report 2002

In 2002, the German Institute for Human Rights, founded in March 2001, undertook some major steps in the direction of a functioning human rights institution, a valuable research institute and a service point for information on human rights in Germany in 2002. This report provides an overview of the important developments.

 

Editor: German Institute for Human Rights

Annual Report

23 p.

(PDF, 188 KB, not barrier-free)

Annual report

August 2003

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The Optional Protocol to CEDAW: Mitigating Violations of Women's Human Rights - International Training Seminar for NGOs and women's rights activists

Authors: Hanna Beate Schöpp-Schilling, Marsha Freeman, Helga Klein and others

Seminar documentation

28 p.

(PDF, 195 KB, not barrier-free)

Documentation

March 2003

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Report of the International Seminar: The Proposal for an Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Culture Rights – Issues and Open Questions

Authors: Valentin Aichele, Astrid Bethage, Petra Follmar, Wolfgang Heinz, Frauke Seidensticker

Documentation

22 p.

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Documentation

January 2003

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