Topic: Human Rights Community

Workshop on monitoring economic, social and cultural rights

On 12 and 13 August 2010, HURIDOCS and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights convened a workshop to discuss the so-called IBSA procedure for more effective monitoring and implementation of economic, social and cultural rights.

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Staying safe: security resources for human rights defenders

Join New Tactics for this important dialogue on Staying Safe: Security Resources for Human Rights Defenders from July 21 – 27, 2010. Human rights defenders are often met with oppression, discrimination and violence. Human rights work is powerful and necessary; it is important to identify strategies and methods for protection of these defenders. This dialogue will bring together practitioners that work with human rights defenders developing security strategies to share important resources and tools for the human rights community.

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Los organismos de derechos humanos: documentos emblemáticos

The collection “Human rights organizations: emblematic documents” covers certain moments in the history of the human rights organizations which compose Memoria Abierta, with representative documents referring to events, activities and debates.

It consists of over 50 documents which, together with information relating to the context in which they were produced, provide a trajectory of these organizations, the strategies adopted in each stage, their standpoints when faced with different situations and the joint activities developed. This collection, moreover, aspires to categorize the value of the files insofar as learning the history of our country is concerned.

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Oxford and UNDP launch a better way to measure poverty

The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) of Oxford University and the Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a new poverty measure that gives a “multidimensional” picture of people living in poverty which its creators say could help target development resources more effectively.

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Srebrenica-exhumation : a forensic reconstruction of the 1995 genocide

A new exhibit on the Srebrenica genocide opened at OSA Archivum in Budapest on June 2. Based mainly on documents accumulated during the fifteen years of criminal investigation, as well as archival material on the identification of human remains, the exhibit is a forensic reconstruction of the genocide and other mass atrocities committed by units of the Bosnian Serb Army (VRS) on the civilian Muslim population of the Srebrenica enclave, then a UN protected safe haven, in the period of July 11-18, 1995. More 8,000 men and boys were systematically killed and dumped into primary mass graves, which were later reopened and the remains scattered in secondary graves to make their identification more difficult.

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