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ABC of Human Rights for Development Cooperation: The Inter-American Human Rights System

This tool complements the "ABC of Human Rights for Development Cooperation" explains the basic features of the Inter-American Human Rights System relevant for development practitioners working in the Inter-American context. A similiar tool is  available for African Human Rights System. Contains many links.

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

DC-E-Info-Tool

6 p.

(PDF, 325 KB)

DC E-Info-Tool

June 2014

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Promising Practices: Adequate housing: Urban development planning in Brazil & participation, habitability and accessibility

In Fortaleza the German Development Service (Deutscher Entwicklungsdienst, DED) supported the two partner organisations Nuhab, a network of non-governmental actors, and Habitafor, the Municipal Agency for Social Housing in Fortaleza. The objective of the cooperation was to facilitate local development processes to achive human living conditions for the urban poor. The document describes the processes in Fortaleza and concludes with lessons learned.

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

4 pages

(PDF, 256 KB)

DC Promising Practices

May 2014

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Promising Practices: Health - A Patients' Rights Charter in Cambodia

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

3 pages

(PDF, 298 KB)

DC Promising Practices

May 2014

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Promising Practices: Islam, HIV and AIDS and Human Rights in Tanzania

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

4 pages

(PDF, 255 KB)

DC Promising Practices

May 2014

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The Human Rights-Based Approach in German Development Cooperation

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

32 pages

(PDF, 1,22 MB, barrier-free)

DC E-Info-Tool

May 2014

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Promising Practices: Education - Setting participation in motion for education in Peru

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

4 pages

(PDF, 177 KB)

DC Promising Practices

May 2014

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Promising Practices: Local Governance - Accountable Public Services in Indonesia

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

4 pages

(PDF, 290 KB)

DC Promising Practices

May 2014

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ABC of Children’s Rights: M for Monitoring and S for State Obligation

The systematic and periodic monitoring of whether and how human rights are enforced is an integral and key component of the implementation of human rights treaties. This also applies to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). This publication provides insights for practitioners of German bilateral development cooperation on the State’s obligation to monitor the implementation of the CRC. It makes recommendations on what German bilateral development cooperation should undertake to fulfil this obligation, explains how this can be done, and identifies stakeholders who need to be involved.

Project "Children's Rights in Development"

ISBN 978-3-945139-08-0 (PDF)

6 p.

(PDF, 1.3 MB)

ABC of Children's Rights

March 2014

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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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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

55 Page Count

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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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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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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