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Haki zetu : ESC rights in practice

The Special Programme on Africa of the Dutch section of Amnesty International just published a series of four handbooks on economic, social and cultural rights.

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Rwanda Genocide Archive opens

On 10 December, at the Kigali Genocide Memorial (KGM) in Rwanda, on slopes above mass graves containing over 250,000 of those murdered, a documentation facility was unveiled that is set to make the 1994 genocide one of the most comprehensively documented – and most easily researchable – genocides of all time.

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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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