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Regional Systems and Support
Monday, 16 August 2010 10:27


A core component of ISHR's mandate is its work connecting developments at the international level with implementation at regional and national levels.  We work with regional human rights defenders' networks around the world, and aim to help them engage with international, regional and national human rights systems, especially the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and the Asia Pacific Forum.   


ISHR's regional activities include such things as:

  • Carrying out consultations and trainings on engaging with UN and regional human rights mechanisms, as part of broad advocacy strategies
  • Monitoring the main sessions of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR), and the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (APF)
  • Producing analytical reports on the Ordinary Sessions of the ACHPR, and news stories for other key developments in selected regional human rights systems, particularly regarding the protection of human rights defenders
  • Facilitating and developing NGO networking and discussion on the protection and promotion of the work of human rights defenders
  • Providing strategic advice to human rights defenders, to help them make the most of opportunities for lobbying and engagement at the international and regional levels
  • Building apon the work conducted at a regional level by providing human rights defenders with opportunities to deepen their understanding of international human rights mechanisms, through ISHR's Geneva training courses
  • Giving financial and technical support to a limited number of organisations, for specific activities at national and regional levels, in order to raise the visibility of human rights defenders
  • Undertaking research about certain issues that affect human rights defenders
  • Developing training materials about certain regional and international human rights policies and laws

In this section, you can find out more about the various human rights mechanisms that exist at a regional level.  To find out more about ISHR's regional training programme, visit the Training section of our webite, and select your region of interest.


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