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Promising Practices: On the human rights-based approach in German development cooperation Peace-building: Support to survivors of gender-based violence and to indigenous people in Colombia

Numerous civilians have fallen victim to the armed conflict between the Colombian government and paramilitary structures in Colombia since the mid-1960s. In 2003, the warring parties finally reached a peace agreement, enabling the Government of Colombia to establish a legal framework for transitional justice measures that seek to fulfill the rights of the conflict-afflicted, with particular regard to women and indigenous people. Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has initiated the "Support for the Colombian Peace Process Programme" (ProFis) in order to provide support to Colombia with implementing the "Justice and Peace Law" in accordance with international legal provisions and principles of transitional justice.

This publication describes the implementation of measures taken within the framework of ProFis. It presents results and discusses remaining challenges.

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Author: GIZ

DC Promising Practices

5 Page Count

March 2017

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Parallel Report by the German Institute for Human Rights to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

In this parallel report, the German Institute for Human Rights addresses a number of selected fields of implementation of women’s human rights in and by Germany. The report covers those thematic areas related to women’s human rights in which the GIHR has worked, gathered information and gained expertise during the past years. They focus on ensuring equal human rights for the most vulnerable among them.

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Publisher: German Institute for Human Rights

17 Page Count

January 2017

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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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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.

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Statement

February 2013

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Jahresbericht/Annual Report 2010

Editor: Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte

Annual Report

Languages: German, Englisch 

ISBN 978-3-942315-23-4 (PDF-Version)
ISSN 1869-0564 (Print-Version) 

72 p. 

(PDF, 721 KB)

Annual report

December 2011

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Daliluna - A Practical Manual for Capacity Building of Human Rights Trainers in Iraq

Daliluna, the first Arabic human rights manual for the training of trainers, is as an excerpt also available in English. The manual introduces methods of human rights education and provides modules on planning, implementation and evaluation of training courses. In addition, it offers the theoretical background on human rights issues that are relevant in the Arab region, such as discrimination, gender equality, prohibition of torture and the death penalty. 

Edited by: Capacity Building International (InWEnt gGmbH), Bonn

Implementing partner: German Institute for Human Rights, Berlin

In cooperation with the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights, Bagdad

Financed by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

English

56 p.

(PDF, 1,7 MB, not barrier-free)

Training material

October 2010

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Daliluna - Arabic Manual for Human Rights Education

Daliluna is the first Arabic human rights manual for the training of trainers. The manual introduces methods of human rights education and provides modules on planning, implementation and evaluation of training courses. In addition, it offers the theoretical background on human rights issues that are relevant in the Arab region, such as discrimination, gender equality, prohibition of torture and the death penalty. The last part consists of a variety of activities to use in human rights trainings, ready to be used with different target groups.

 

Edited by: Capacity Building International (InWEnt gGmbH), Bonn

Implementing partner: German Institute for Human Rights, Berlin

In cooperation with the Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights, Bagdad

Financed by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

ISBN: 978-3-939394-53- 2

Arabic

272 p.

(PDF, 2,2 MB, not barrier-free)

Training material

May 2010

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Human Trafficking in Germany. Strengthening Victim's Human Rights

The first study – "A human rights approach against human trafficking - International obligations and the status of implementation in Germany" – analyses how the prohibition of human trafficking and the resulting state obligations are anchored in human rights. The more recent specialised international agreements on human trafficking and law-making in the European Union are then presented. The emphasis is on the Council of Europe Convention, which professes to treat human trafficking in a human rights context. The study summarizes elements of a human rights approach against human trafficking and makes recommendations for further development of policies. The second study - "Compensation and remuneration for trafficked persons in Germany" – investigates how trafficked persons can be assisted in asserting their claims against perpetrators for compensation and remuneration and their claims against the state for compensation. The legal framework, particularly wage and compensation claims, is analysed and impediments to their practical implementation are shown. Key players from the state and civil society who come into contact with trafficked persons are identified, along with the need for advanced training and potential partners for cooperation.

Authors: Petra Follmar-Otto, Heike Rabe

Study

ISBN: 978-3-937714-87-5 (PDF)

96 p.

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Study

September 2009

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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.

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Study

October 2008

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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.

(PDF, 752 KB, not barrier-free)

Annual report

July 2007

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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.

(PDF, 326 KB, not barrier-free)

DC Reports of Consulting Missions

May 2006

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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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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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