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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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Report of the Panel on Remedies and Reparations for Victims of Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo to the High Commissioner for Human Rights

March 2011 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

UN Special Rapporteur on Torture presents preliminary findings on his Mission to Greece

20 October 2010 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

OHCHR letter to RCs/UNCTs in Syria

13 October 2010 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Statement of the Global Migration Group on the Human Rights of Migrants in Irregular Situation

30 September 2010 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Speeches/Statements

Report of the Mapping Exercise documenting the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law committed within the territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo between March 1993 and June 2003

August 2010 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Country Reports

Fact Sheet No. 35, The Right to Water

August 2010 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Preventing Torture: An Operational Guide for National Human Rights Institutions

May 2010 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Fact Sheet No. 34, The Right to Adequate Food

April 2010 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Professional training series no. 17: Monitoring the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Guidance for Human Rights Monitors

April 2010 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

OHCHR Report 2009: activities and results

April 2010 | Publisher: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Document type: Annual Reports

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