Human Rights Defense

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Seeking Remedies for Torture Victims: A Handbook on the Individual Complaints Procedures of the UN Treaty Bodies Sarah Joseph, Katie Mitchell, Linda Gyorki, Carin Benninger-Budel This handbook is meant to support NGOs, advocates, lawyers and victims of torture in developing effective litigation strategies before the UN human rights treaty bodies in respect to violations of...
The Use of Non-Custodial Measures in the Administration of Justice - This chapter prepared by OHCHR familiarizes readers with the existing international standards that promote the use of non-custodial measures. It explains the aim of non-custodial measures and their...
A History of United Nations Special Representatives and Rapporteurs in Iran This chart collects UN Special Representative and Rapporteur activity in Iran since 1980.
A Legal Analysis on Violation of Rights in the Post-Election Events Shadi Sadr This legal commentary examines the unlawful crackdown on dissent following Iran’s June 12, 2009 presidential election and highlights cases in which basic human rights protected by the Iranian...
A Year Later: Suppression Continues in Iran Iran Human Rights Documentation Center This Iran Human Rights Documentation Center report describes the state of freedoms in Iran one year after the 2009 fraudulent elections including suppression of demonstrations, arrests and detentions...
Amnesty International’s Comprehensive List of Resources on the Defense of Human Rights Amnesty International This website describes how various international and regional legal doctrines attribute Human Rights Defender rights.  
Amnesty International’s List of Legal Resources and Tools for HRDs Amnesty International This page includes links to guides, handbooks and legal doctrines which provide information on prosecuting war criminals and monitoring and documenting human rights. 
Background to the Holocaust Mahyar Faravardeh This resource is only in Persian.
Basic Principles on the Independence of the Judiciary United Nations These principles were ratified by the UN in 1985.
Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers United Nations This UN resolution, adopted in 1990, was formulated to assist in promoting and ensuring professional standards for lawyers and paralegals. It provides guidelines for judges, prosecutors, members of...
Bayefsky.com Bayefsky.com emcompasses the full range of data concerning the application of the UN human rights treaty system by its monitoring treaty bodies since their inauguration.
Central Asian Pocketbook on Freedom of Expression Article 19 This Article XIX resource offers a comprehensive look at the theoretical underpinnings of the right to freedom of expression in Central Asia and under international law, while also providing a...
Challenging Repression: Human Rights Defenders in the Middle East and North Africa Amnesty International In the Middle East and North Africa region, human rights defenders are all too often vilified, persecuted and even criminalized for their peaceful activities. This report describes many of their...
Community-Based Paralegals: A Practitioner's Guide Open Society Justice Initiative This how-to guide provides information on all aspects of establishing and operating a community-based paralegal program, from assessing a community’s needs to training paralegals and resolving...
Compilation of International and Regional Instruments for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders International Service for Human Rights This publication compiles the provisions of the main international and regional human rights instruments, including soft law, on some of the rights instrumental to the work of human rights defenders.
Constitutional Obstacles: Human Rights and Democracy in Iran Mehrangiz Kar Starting with the end of the Iranian reform era in 2005, this article discusses the Iranian political system and the obstacles that it continues to pose for political participation in theory as well...
Convention on the Rights of the Child United Nations The Convention on the Rights of the Child was dopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989 and entered into force on 2...
Death Penalty in Iran: A State Terror Policy International Federation for Human Rights Published in October 2013, this report provides important data and analysis on the death penalty in Iran.  It includes information on the execution of juvenile offenders, religious and ethnic...
Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms United Nations Adopted by General Assembly resolution 53/144 of 9 December 1998.
Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities United Nations This declaration, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992, outlines individuals' right to freedom of religion and belief, including freedom of worship, observance, practice and...
Definitions and Classifications - This Manual provides a practical and accessible overview of the international human rights framework and the use of relevant international and domestic human rights instruments in casework,...
Democracy and Human Rights Case Studies Tavaana This compilation of selected Tavaana case studies explores struggles for democracy and human rights the world over. These exclusive Tavaana case studies are designed to offer an Iranian audience...
Digital Security and Privacy for Human Rights Defenders Dmitri Vitaliev This book can be used alongside the NGO in a Box – Security Edition project, a collection of software tools and manuals comprising the necessary resources to achieve better privacy and security on...
Ensuring Equal Access to High-Quality Education - This article discusses the positive effects that the Civil Rights Acts have had on the US education system.
Extending the Reach of Peace-Builders: A Media Outreach Guide for Dialogue & Reconciliation Practitioners Search for Common Ground This training manual is a media outreach guide for dialogue and reconciliation activists. It was designed to accompany and complement Search for Common Ground’s training workshops and can be used as...
Freedom of Association in Practice: Lessons Learned - This Global Report has been prepared by the International Labor Organization. The report provides a global overview of the application and realization of universal principles and rights concerning...
Freedom of Speech Freedom House, Albert Shanker Institute This article explores the concept of freedom of speech and its benefits to power adjustment. This resource is only available in Persian.
Freedom of Thought and Freedom of Expression Under a Free Government Baroch Spinoza Spinoza was an eloquent proponent of a secular, democratic society, and was the strongest advocate for freedom and tolerance in the early modern period. This resource is only available in Persian.
From Judgment to Justice: Implementing International and Regional Human Rights Decisions David C. Baluarte & Christian De Vos This report reviews the implementation of judgments across the world's four human rights systems. Working from empirical data as well as interviews conducted with court personnel, human rights...
Front Line Civil and Political Rights Manual Human Rights Consultants The aim of this manual is to help human rights defenders make more effective use of international human rights mechanisms and procedures.
Front Line Handbook for Human Rights Defenders: What protection can EU and Norwegian Diplomatic Missions offer Chris Collier The handbook details the ways in which the EU and Norway have committed themselves to supporting and protecting human rights defenders. It also offers limitations to the laws and actions that the EU...
History of Oppression Shadi Sadr This article argues that the history of oppression is also the history of democracy and freedom. This resource is only available in Persian.
How Families are Responsible for Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Children's Rights Swapneshwar Goutam It is estimated that one million children enter the multi-billion dollar sex trade each year. This article looks at the damaging physical and emotional consequences of sexual exploitation for...
How to Change the World David Bornstein Now published in more than twenty countries, David Bornstein’s How to Change the World has become the bible for social entrepreneurship – in which men and women around the world are finding...
Human Rights and Cultural Relativism Mohammad Reza Nikfar The question is about the universality and relativity of human rights. This resource is only available in Persian.
Human Rights and Ethnic and Religious Minorities in International Instruments Hamid Valayi This article discusses the rights of minorities and the role of international organizations in protecting those rights. This resource is only available in Persian.
Human Rights and History: A Challenge for Education Rainer Huhle This volume situates the United Nations Charter of Human Rights and its provisions within their historical context. Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” embodies the desire to link the...
Human Rights and Immunity from the State’s Autarchy Freedom House, Albert Shanker Institute The question is whether human rights is a global issue or an issue created by western intellectuals. This resource is only available in Persian.
Human Rights and Service-Learning: Lesson Plans and Projects Kristine Belisle, Elizabeth Sullivan Both beginners and experts can use this manual. This manual is divided into three main sections: human rights, service-learning, and lesson plans, which are complemented by resources and hand-outs in...
Human Rights at the UN How do UN human rights mechanisms encourage all countries, including Iran, to uphold human rights?
Human Rights Defenders: Protecting the Right to Defend Human Rights This comprehensive United Nations guide provides information on what human rights defenders do, violations committed against human rights defenders and other difficulties they face, United Nations...
Human Rights for All United Nations This page gives information about different subjects related to human rights, including what are human rights?; international human rights law; treaties; custom; declarations, resolutions etc....
Human Rights Here and Now Nancy Flowers This manual has been prepared by the Human Rights Resource Center of the Minnesota University. The manual gives an introduction to human rights studies and includes issues such as: the concept of...
Human Rights: How Far Have We Come? Christian De Vos Open Society consultant Dr. De Vos analyzes the 60-year history of World Human Rights Day and how the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has affected world politics.
Human Wrongs, Human Rights: A Guide to the Human Rights Machinery of the United Nations The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission & British Irish RIGHTS WATCH This completely updated guide will help NGOs, lawyers and individuals to find their way around the various human rights mechanisms of the United Nations. The mechanisms can seem complex to those who...
In Larger Freedom: Towards Development, Security and Human Rights for All Kofi Annan In 2005, Secretary-General Kofi Annan presented a five-year progress report on the implementation of the Millennium Declaration of 2000 that had been requested of him by the UN General Assembly. His...
Info-Pack for HRDs International Service for Human Rights The 2008 Info-Pack provides contact information for United Nations human rights mechanisms and offices as well as regional human rights mechanisms and organizations. This pack also includes...
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination United Nations The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination was adopted by General Assembly Resolution 2106 (XX) on December 21, 1965.
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights United Nations The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights outlines the civil and political rights of individuals, including the right to life, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of...
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights United Nations Adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966.
International Criminal Court - Information for Human Rights Defenders Front Line Defenders This completely updated guide describes the International Criminal Court and how it can be utilized in defending human rights.
International Human Rights Law Monitoring, Reporting and Complaints Mechanisms - The Human Rights Law Resource Manual provides a practical and accessible overview of the international human rights framework and the use of relevant international and domestic human rights...
International Standards on the Death Penalty - This document gives extracts from international instruments and other authoritative statements relevant to the abolition of the death penalty, arranged by subject. Extracts are taken from...
Iran - Amnesty International Report 2007 Amnesty International This report documents human rights violations in Iran in 2007.
Iran - Amnesty International Report 2008 Amnesty International This report documents human rights violations in Iran in 2008.
Iran 2011 Human Rights Report US Department of State This report is prepared by the US Department of State regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights in Iran. According to the report, demonstrations by opposition groups, university...
Iran 2012 Human Rights Report US Department of State This report is prepared by the US Department of State regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights in Iran. According to the report, the government continued its crackdown on civil...
Iran 2013 Human Rights Report US Department of State This report is prepared by the US Department of State regarding the status of internationally recognized human rights in Iran. According to the report, despite high popular participation in the...
Iran's Resilient Civil Society, The Untold Story of the Fight For Human Rights Ladan Boroumand "Given the limits on freedom of research and the prevalence of terror and intimidation within Iran, it is small wonder that so much Western commentary on the country is framed by the propaganda...
Iran/Death Penalty International Federation for Human Rights This report on the application of capital punishment in Iran is based on documented research by FIDH-International Federation for Human Rights and supplemented with research by Amnesty International...
Iran: A legal system that fails to protect freedom of expression and association Amnesty International This report aims to inform and support the arguments of all those engaged in seeking reform of Iran's judicial system in line with its international human rights obligations. Amnesty International's...
Iran: Freedom of Expression and Association in the Kurdish Regions Human Rights Watch In this report, Human Rights Watch calls on the Iranian government to amend or abolish its security laws, press laws, and other legislation that suppress the rights to expression and association....
Iran: The International Community Must Act to Save Hundreds at Risk of Execution Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch & Reporters Without Borders This joint statement by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch & Reporters Without Borders submitted to the 16th session of the UN Human Rights Council (February 28 - March 25, 2011) demands...
Islamic Cultural Relativism in Human Rights Discourse Reza Afshari This article explains how authoritarian regimes violate human rights under the pretext of cultural relativism. This resource is only available in Persian.
Islamic Republic's Penal Code (1982) This is the English translation of Iran's 1982 penal code.
Istanbul Protocol: Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Office of the United Nation High Commissioner for Human Rights The Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment was prepared in 2004 by the Office of the United Nations High...
Like the Dead in Their Coffins: Torture, Detention, and the Crushing of Dissent in Iran Human Rights Watch This report demonstrates a nexus between the press closures that began in 2000, the systematic arrests of journalists, writers and intellectuals in the following years, and the treatment of political...
Martin Luther King, Jr: I Have a Dream Martin Luther King; Edited by Diane Ravitch Perhaps the most famous and beloved speech in modern American history, the "I Have a Dream" speech eloquently expressed the goals of the civil rights movement. Civil rights leader Martin Luther King...
Morocco's Justice and Reconciliation Commission - The Justice and Reconciliation Committee was established by King Mohamed VI in 2004 in order to examine the history of the previous 43 years, which were rife with human rights violations. In its...
Nelson Mandela in His Own Words Nelson Mandela A collection of quotes from South Africa's anti-apartheid leader. This resource is only available in Persian.
New Tactics in Human Rights Strategy Toolkit New Tactics in Human Rights New Tactics in Human Rights' online Strategy Toolkit is a collection of resources and tools for building strategic thinking and tactical innovation. This resource has been developed primarily for...
New Tactics in Human Rights: A Resource for Practitioners Tricia Cornell, Kate Kelsch, Nicole Palasz This book, published by the Center for Victims of Torture - New Tactics in Human Rights Project, is a collection of 80 stories of successful tactics used for human rights work.  The stories come from...
October 2014 Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran Ahmed Shaheed The report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ahmed Shaheed. Submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 25/24  to the 69th...
Online Manual on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Front Line Defenders This training manual outlines the economic, social and cultural rights (ESC rights) that are human rights recognized and embedded in the International Bill of Human Rights.
Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights United Nations This international treaty, ratified by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966, established an individual complaint mechanism for the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Poverty and Human Rights Arash Naraghi This resource is only in Persian.
Practical Guides for Civil Society "OHCHR is dedicated to building knowledge and skills about international human rights standards among civil society actors, and promoting civil society participation in decision-making processes."
Preventing Torture: An Operational Guide for National Human Rights Institutions OHCHR, APT, APF The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT) and the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF...
Principles on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions United Nations Recommended by UN Economic and Social Council resolution 1989/65 of 24 May 1989.
Protection Manual for Human Rights Defenders Enrique Eguren The purpose of this manual is to provide human rights defenders with additional knowledge and some tools that may be useful for improving their understanding of security and protection. It is hoped...
Public Liberties Jean Rivero, Hugues Moutouh Here you can find the Persian translation of Public Liberties.
Reconciliation after Violent Conflict David Bloomfield, Teresa Barnes, Luc Huyse The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance handbook series seeks to present comparative analysis, information and insights on a range of democratic institutions and processes...
Religious Intellectuals This resource is only in Persian.
Report of the Secretary-General on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran United Nations This 2008 UNSG report consists of an overview of the legal and institutional framework in the Islamic Republic of Iran; highlights of positive developments as well as protection gaps in the area of...
Report of the Secretary-General on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran 2012 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon The present report is submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 66/175, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a report to the Assembly at its sixty-seventh...
Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran Ahmed Shaheed This report covers the human rights developments since the commencement of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on August 1, 2011. The present report outlines the Special Rapporteur's proposed...
Research Institute of World’s Children This institute’s mission is promote child development programs. This resource is only available in Persian.
Right to Personal Integrity Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights This section from the University of Minnesota’s training manual on human rights monitoring gives an overview of international human rights and standards related to the right to personal integrity. It...
Rights in the Administration of Justice Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights In this section of the Training Manual on Human Rights Monitoring, the main issues of justice administration are briefly summarized. It includes the functioning and independence of courts; the role...
Rwanda: A Brief History of the Country Outreach Programme on the Rwanda Genocide and the United Nations This timeline offers a brief overview of Rwandan history and introduction to the violence and genocide that took place during the 1990s. Although concise, this timeline is useful for anyone wishing...
Safeguards Guaranteeing Protection of the Rights of Those Facing the Death Penalty United Nations This resolution, adopted on May 25, 1984, outlines standards for the administration of the death penalty.
Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, aiming at the abolition of the death penalty United Nations This Protocol, ratified by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989, commits its members to the abolition of the death penalty within their borders.
Seeking to Persuade: A Constructive Approach to Human Rights Treaty Interpretation John Tobin This report outlines a constructive approach to interpreting invariably vague and ambiguous human rights treaties for human right defenders.
Silenced, Expelled, Imprisoned: Repression of Students and Academics in Iran Amnesty International This Amnesty International report documents the widespread repression and limitations faced by university students and instructors under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's presidency. The report then calls on...
Some Other Key Rights: Freedom of Thought, Conscience, Religion, Opinion, Expression, Association and Assembly Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights This manual prepared by OHCHR familiarizes the readers with freedom of thought, conscience, religion, opinion, expression, association and assembly, and their importance in a society that is...
Target Audiences for Peacebuilding Radio Francis Rolt This training guide outlines how to utilize radio for peace building in conflict situations. The guide highlights who a target audience is, how to design a program to attract the target audience, and...
The Article 19 Freedom of Expression Handbook: International and Comparative Law, Standards and Procedures Sandra Coliver This handbook, organized by topic, summarizes court decisions from around the world which established precedents protecting the rights to freedom of expression, assembly, association and access to...
The Death Penalty vs. Human Rights: Why Abolish the Death Penalty? Amnesty International In this document Amnesty International calls on the UN General Assembly, 62nd session, (2007) to adopt a resolution affirming the right to life and stating that abolition of the death penalty is...
The Diary of Anne Frank Anne Frank This book is a collection of writings from the diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands.This resource is only...
The EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders: What lessons learnt so far? Front Line Defenders This article examines the EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders which were adopted in 2004 as one of six actors. EU Guidelines on Human Rights. The aim of the EU Guidelines on HRDs is to provide...
The Framework of Democracy is Human Rights Law Shirin Ebadi Democracy is more of a culture than a way of governing or a political system. It is a historical process that must go through its evolution. No country can be a quasi democracy. It is in fact...
The Guide to Defendants' Rights Mahnaz Parakandeh, Abdolfatah Soltani The Guide to Defendants' Rights is a Persian language booklet with simple explanations on defendants' legal rights in the Iranian context. It includes information on different types of charges and...
The Human Rights Council and its Special Procedures, From Criticism to Hope - This manual provides an overview of the Human Rights Council and its mechanisms as well as the role and place of NGOs in the HRC.
The Justice and Reconciliation Process in Rwanda Outreach Programme on the Rwanda Genocide and the United Nations The 1994 genocide in Rwanda left the country’s population and infrastructure devastated. Up to one million people died and as many as 250,000 women were raped. This guide provides an overview of the...
The Monitoring Function Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights This manual is one component of a two-part package of materials for training on human rights monitoring. The package outlines the conduct of human rights officers and monitors in field operations...
The President of Iran's Supreme Court on the Purge of the Bar Association and the Role of Lawyers - During a press conference held in Tehran, on January 1st, 1981, Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, the President of Iran's Supreme Court, talked about the necessity to purge the Bar Association and...
The Problem of Political Crimes in Iranian Law Mohammad H. Nayyeri This article examines the concept of political crimes in the legal framework of Iran. While the Iranian Constitution provides special procedural safeguards for those charged with such crimes, i.e....
The Right Side of the Law Peter Ackerman and Michael J. Glennon This article by Peter Ackerman reveals the lengths at which autocratic rulers will go to stay in power. Specifically, it looks at laws which leaders use to ban foreign assistance to democracy...
The Right to a Fair Trial - Part II Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights This chapter prepared by OHCHR familiarizes readers with some of the international legal rules concerning the rights of persons charged with criminal offences throughout the trial stage, and the...
The Story of Human Rights G. Robertson This is the first chapter of a book entitled Crime Against Humanity, published in 1999. It details the philosophical and historical origins of human rights instruments.
The Torture Reporting Handbook Camille Giffard This handbook is aimed primarily at less experienced NGOs, particularly smaller NGOs working at a national or community level, who wish to become more involved in torture reporting. Rather than...
The United Nations Human Rights System: How to Make it Work for You UN-NGLS & OHCHR This publication, produced in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, gives an introduction to the United Nations system’s work to promote the respect of...
The United Nations Today: Human Rights United Nations The United Nations Today seeks to promote understanding of the UN’s worldwide activities, and it invites you, the reader, to participate in them. It is meant as a concise yet invaluable reference...
The Use of Non-Custodial Measures in the Administration of Justice Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights This chapter prepared by OHCHR familiarizes readers with the existing international standards that promote the use of non-custodial measures. It explains the aim of non-custodial measures and their...
Transitional Justice and Reconciliation Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, Camille Pampell Conaway, Lisa Kays This manual provides an overview of transitional justice and the key factors involved in transitional justice. It also discusses the different meanings of reconciliation and the ways to reach...
Travel Ban: Another Form of Violence Mitra Shojayi This article looks at travel bans and discusses how they constitute a violation of the right to movement recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This resource is only available in...
Understanding Human Rights: Manual on Human Rights Education Wolfgang Benedek The Manual "Understanding Human Rights" is a tool for assisting learners and educators in their human rights education and learning efforts in various cultural settings as a strategy for enhancing...
United Nations Manual on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-Legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions United Nations This Manual is the result of several years of analysis, research and drafting undertaken because of extra-legal, arbitrary and summary executions throughout the world. Its purpose is to supplement...
United Nations: Human Rights United Nations This is the site for the United Nations and Human Rights. Here you will find related information and links to issues related to genocide, indigenous peoples, disability, children in armed conflict,...
Universal Declaration of Human Rights United Nations The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of...
Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Video These Human Rights Action Center videos provide the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights in English and Persian.
Vienna Declaration and Program of Action The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action was adopted by the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna on 25 June 1993. It reaffirmed the principles that had evolved during the past 45 years...
What Are Human Rights? Youth for Human Rights Youth for Human Rights has made 30 videos about human rights issues. Each video is dedicated to one of the human rights in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Workbook on Security: Practical Steps for Human Rights Defenders at Risk Anne Rimmer This comprehensive workbook introduces human rights defenders (HRDs) to the risks associated with their work. Following an overview of the risks, the workbook advises HRDs on how to create a security...
Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme: A Handbook for Civil Society Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme: A Handbook for Civil Society is a new, user-friendly and authoritative publication on United Nations human rights bodies and mechanisms –...
Yogyakarta Principles on the Application of International Human Rights Law in relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity The International Panel of Experts in International Human Rights Law and On Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity The Yogyakarta Principles address a broad range of human rights standards and their application to issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.
You Can Detain Anyone for Anything Human Rights Watch This 51-page report documents the expansion in scope and number of the individuals and activities persecuted by the Iranian government over the last two years.
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What Tavaana Students Have to Say

Even though classes on topics such as computers and network security are usually dry, I found this class to be interesting and full of useful information. Time seemed to fly by when we were in class. Although the booklets and lessons are advanced, they are also very clear and straightforward.
- Mahmood, Advanced Digital Safety course graduate