Human Rights Resource Materials and Publications


Human Rights – General

Working with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: A Handbook for NGO’s (2006) [Word Version] [PDF Version]

Human Rights Based Programming: What it is, how to do it (UNFPA 2006) [PDF Version Only]

Human Rights: A Handbook For Parliamentarians (2005) [PDF Version Only]

Rights into Action: UNFPA Implements Human Rights Based Approach (2005) [PDF Version Only]

Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment: A Manual for Prevention (2005) [PDF Version Only]

Australia’s National Action Plan on Human Rights (2004) [PDF Version Only]

Handbook on National Human Rights Plans of Action (2002) [PDF Version Only]

The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination: A Guide for NGOs (2001) [PDF Version Only]

The United Nations Human Rights Treaty System: An introduction to the core human rights treaties and the treaty bodies [PDF Version Only]

United Nations Treaty Collection: Treaty Reference Guide (1999) [PDF Version Only]


Disability and Human Rights

We Have Human Rights: A human rights handbook for people with developmental disabilities (2008) [PDF Version]

Australian Task Force on CRPD Ratification: Final Report to the Australian Government on the impact of ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2008) [Word Version] [PDF Version]

Human Rights. YES! Action and Advocacy on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2007) [PDF Version]

From Exclusion to Equality: Realizing the rights of persons with disabilities. Handbook for Parliamentarians on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol (2007) [PDF Version]

Promoting the Ratification and Implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Australia – Papers developed by the Australian Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission (2007) [Word Version] [PDF Version]

Report to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission on the Workshop on Promoting the Ratification and Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Australia (2007) [Word Version] [PDF Version]

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on progress in the implementation of the recommendations contained in the study on the human rights of persons with disabilities (2005) [Word Version] [PDF Version]

Implementation of the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons: realizing the Millennium Development Goals for persons with disabilities (2005) [Word Version] [PDF Version]

Monitoring the implementation of the Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (2005) [Word Version] [PDF Version]

International Disability Rights Compendium (2003) [PDF Version Only]

International Norms and Standards Relating to Disability (2003) [Word Version] [PDF Version]

Human Rights and Disability: The current use and future potential of United Nations human rights instruments in the context of disability (United Nations) (2002) [Word Version] [PDF Version]

Pathfinders: Towards Full Participation and Equality of Persons with Disabilities in the ESCAP Region Social Policy Paper No. 2 (2001) [PDF Version Only]

Disability Watch Vol. 2: The Status of People with Disabilities in America (2001) [PDF Version Only]

Disability rights and human rights: plunging into the ‘mainstream’? – Paper by Andrew Byrnes (2001) [Word Version] [PDF Version]

Forgotten Crimes: The Holocaust and People with Disabilities (2001) [PDF Version Only]

Invisible and Neglected: Status of the Human Rights of People with Disabilities in Central Europe (2001) [PDF Version Only]

Self-Help Organizations of Disabled Persons (1991) [PDF Version Only]

Tallinn Guidelines for Action on Human Resources Development in the Field of Disability (1989) [Word Version] [PDF Version]

World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons (1982) [Word Version] [PDF Version]


Women and Human Rights

Claiming Rights, Claiming Justice: A Guidebook on Women Human Rights Defenders – By Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)(2008)[PDF Version Only]

CEDAW and the Human Rights Based Approach to Programming: A UNIFEM Guide (2007) [Part One PDF Version Only] [Part Two PDF Version Only]

United Nations In-Depth Study on All Forms of Violence Against Women: Report of the Secretary-General (2006) [PDF Version Only]

Passport to Equality: CEDAW (UNESCO 2006)[PDF Version Only]

Agreed Conclusions of the Commission on the Status of Women on the Critical Areas of Concern of the Beijing Platform for Action 1996-2005 (UN 2006)[PDF Version Only]

Ending Violence Against Women: Programming for Prevention, Protection & Care (UNFPA 2006)[PDF Version Only]

State of World Population 2006: A Passage to Hope – Women and International Migration (UNFPA 2006) [PDF Version Only]

The World’s Women 2005: Progress in Statistics (UN 2006)[PDF Version Only]

Beijing at Ten: UNFPA’s Commitment to the Platform for Action (2005)[PDF Version Only]

CEDAW Made Easy: Question and Answer Booklet (UNIFEM 2004)[PDF Version Only]

Gender Mainstreaming: Can it work for women’s rights? (AWID 2004)[PDF Version Only]

Ways & Means: An Advocacy Guide for Feminists (AWID 2003)[PDF Version Only]

Producing NGO Shadow Reports to CEDAW: A Procedural Guide (IWRAW 2003) [Word Version] [PDF Version]

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and its Optional Protocol: Handbook for Parliamentarians (2003)[PDF Version Only]

CEDAW & The Optional Protocol: Facts & Issues (AWID 2002)[PDF Version Only]

International Networking for Women’s Human Rights (2001)[PDF Version Only]

Women’s Human Rights: An Introduction (Bunch & Frost 2000)[Word Version] [PDF Version]

The Human Rights Watch Global Report on Women’s Human Rights (1995)[PDF Version Only]