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UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), a department of the United Nations Secretariat, is mandated to promote and protect the enjoyment and full realization, by all people, of all rights established in the Charter of the United Nations and in international human rights laws and treaties. The mandate includes preventing human rights violations, securing respect for all human rights, promoting international cooperation to protect human rights, coordinating related activities throughout the United Nations, and strengthening and streamlining the United Nations system in the field of human rights. In addition to its mandated responsibilities, the Office leads efforts to integrate a human rights approach within all work carried out by United Nations agencies.  Website: www.ohchr.org/english/
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Fact Sheet No. 36, Human Rights and Human Trafficking

2014 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Reproductive Rights are Human Rights: A Handbook for National Human Rights Institutions Published jointly with UNFPA and the Danish Institute for Human Rights

2014 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

The Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Migrants in an Irregular Situation

2014 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Sessional Reports

Fact Sheet No. 25 (Rev.1), Forced Evictions

2014 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Developing National Action Plans Against Racial Discrimination: A Practical Guide

2014 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Statement by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth, after her visit to Tunisia and Malta (11 - 20 November 2013)

25 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

UN rights expert calls for international protection of Eritreans in their quest for safety

25 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country News

Fact Sheet No. 7, Rev.2, Individual Complaint Procedures under the United Nations Human Rights Treaties

18 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Nigeria : attack on a wedding convoy in Borno State

5 November 2013 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country News

Torture and Deaths in Detention in Libya

October 2013 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

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