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Quick Guide to Model Law for the recognition and protection of human rights defenders

ISHR has published a quick guide to a model law, an essential tool for human rights defenders to protect the rights and freedoms of everyone. The legal recognition and protection of human rights defenders is crucial to ensuring that they can work in a safe, supportive environment and be free from attacks, reprisals and unreasonable restrictions.

 

Organisation: International Service for Human Rights

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

The Right to Remedy for Indigenous Peoples in Theory and in Practice

Organisation: Forest Peoples Programme

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This report explains the right to remedy as it is understood in international law with a specific focus on the rights of indigenous peoples, and will serve as a guide to indigenous peoples, legal practitioners, and civil organizations alike on where the right to remedy is found and what types of remedies they may request.

Reprisals Handbook

Organisation: International Services for Human Rights

Country/Region: Africa, Latin America

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

Human rights defenders, rights holders, victims and witnesses must be free and safe to cooperate with and give evidence and testimony to human rights bodies. They must be protected against any form of intimidation or reprisal in association with this engagement.

A Human Rights Defender Toolkit for Promoting Business Respect for Human Rights

Organisation: International Service for Human Rights

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides & Manuals

 

How can human rights defenders effectively engage businesses to promote corporate respect for human rights?

A Human Rights Defender Toolkit for Promoting Business Respect for Human Rights has been produced by ISHR, with the pro bono support of leading international law firms Allens Linklaters and DLA Piper.

 

 

Manual to prevent the criminalisation of land rights defenders (Spanish only)

Organisation: Protection International and Pensamiento y Acción Social

Country/Region: Colombia

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This manual is the result of PAS and PI’s support of peasant, afro and indigenous communities in different regions of Colombia and forms part of the effort PI is making to characterise and prevent this phenomenon on a global level.

 

‘Free, Prior and Informed Consent’ Posters (French, Swahili, Lingala, Kikongo only)

Organisation: Forest Peoples Programme

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides & Manuals; Infographics

 

FPP and partners developed a set of posters on the right to free, prior and informed consent (FPIC). By combining pictures and short pieces of text, the posters depict the stages of a process that respects the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities to free, prior and informed consent with regard to projects likely to affect their lands, territories and natural resources.

Information for indigenous defenders on their collective rights on land, territories and environment (Spanish only)

Organisation: FAPI & Others

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This is a resource for indigenous rights defenders to better understand their collective rights to land territories and environment.

Participatory Mapping: Some guidelines for communities and organisations that support them

Organisation: Forest Peoples Programme; UK AID

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

Participatory mapping has been used as a tool for supporting community rights for many years. More recently, there has been an increased focus on monitoring as well as mapping, although the distinction between these two concepts is not always entirely clear and they are sometimes used interchangeably.

Our Right to Safety: Women Human Rights Defenders' Holistic Approach to Protection

Organisation: Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This publication is divided into five chapters addressing different aspects of security and protection of WHRDs.

Monitoring for more effective advocacy

Organisation: The Danish Institute for Human Rights

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool; Guides and Manuals

 

The Indigenous Navigator tools, data and resources can be used for for systematically monitoring the level of recognition of the rights of indigenous peoples. The Indigenous Navigator offers rich opportunities for calculating and illustrating the situation for indigenous peoples.

Making Change Happen: Indigenous and Rural Women in Defense of Land, Territories and Women's Rights

Organisation: JASS: Just Associates

Country/Region: Southeast Asia and Mesoamerica

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This issue of Making Change Happen (No. 5) analyzes the efforts of rural and indigenous women to defend their land, ancestral territories and rights.

Leaving no one behind: Practical guide for indigenous people

Organisation: Asian Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

The main objective of this practical guide is to provide some basic information for indigenous peoples about the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development in a simpler and easy-to-understand way.

Indigenous Rights Radio

Organisation: Cultural Survival

Country/Region: International

Type: Audio/Video; Online Tool; Webinar

 

Cultural Survival’s Indigenous radio producers bring you the latest information on Indigenous Peoples’ rights and how they are being implemented around the world.

Indigenous peoples’ rights to autonomy and self-government

Organisation: IGWIA, IACHR

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

An International Seminar to assess the global status and trends with regards to indigenous autonomies took place in Mexico City in March 2019. This meeting follows the work developed by indigenous organizations and the organizing institutions over the last few years.

Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders Field Handbook on Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy

Organisation: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP); International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

This handbook provides comprehensive step-by-step instructions on how to document human rights violations, particularly indigenous peoples’ collective rights, and use the data gathered for advocacy.

Indigenous Navigator Training

Organisation: The Danish Institute for Human Rights

Country/Region: International

Type: Online Tool; Organisational Capacity & Training

 

The Indigenous Navigator provides a set of tools for indigenous peoples to systematically monitor the level of recognition and implementation of their rights. Here you can find training materials to understand all aspects of the Indigenous Navigator framework and tools.

Guidelines on autonomous consultation and consent protocols

Organisation: Rede de Cooperacao Amazonica (RCA)
Country/Region: Brazil
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

Resource available in Portuguese only:: Protocolos autonomos de consulta e consentimento. Guia de Orientacoes

Consultation & Prior Consent Protocols: Ideal for developing free, prior and informed consent protocols

Organisation: Fase Amazonia; Fundo DEMA
Country/Region: Brazil
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

Resource available in Portuguese only: Protocolos de Consulta & Consentimento Previo: Ideais para a elaboracao de protocolos de consulta previa, livre, informada de consentimento.

Indigenous Navigator Tools Database

Organisation: The Danish Institute for Human Rights

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool

 

The Indigenous Navigator offers a systematic analysis of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), and a comprehensive approach to understanding its provisions, as well as monitoring their implementation through a series of straightforward questions.

Prior Consultation Protocols: and the right of free determination

Organisation: Fundacao Rosa Luxemburgo; CEPEDIS
Country/Region: Brazil
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

Protocolos de Consulta Previa: e o direito a livre determinacao (Portuguese only)

Human Rights Defenders Toolbox

Organisation: Peace Brigades International (PBI) and Simmons

Country/Region: International

Type: Documents and Manuals

 

We created the Human Rights Defenders Toolbox for our pro bono client Peace Brigades International. It comprises factsheets on specific legal topics in both English and Spanish which are disseminated to human rights defenders worldwide.

Radio Program Guide on UNDRIP

Organisation: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Country/Region: International
Type: Guides & Manuals; Webinar

 

This guide is an effort of AIPP and IVAN to raise public awareness about the rights of indigenous peoples through community and mainstream radios.

How to Develop a Community Paralegal Program

Organisation: Namati

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool; Guides and Manuals

 

Community paralegals are grassroots advocates who use their knowledge of the law to seek concrete solutions to instances of injustice.

Environmental Impact Assessment in the Mekong Region

Organisation: EarthRights International

Country/Region: Mekong Delta

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

EarthRights International (ERI), alongside its partners in the Mekong Legal Network (MLN), is working directly to build the capacity of communities, campaigners and lawyers to engage in Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) processes in the Mekong region. Consequently, ERI and the MLN have collaborated to produce this original manual for EIA practitioners in the six Mekong countries which specifically targets government decision-makers, investors, lawyers and other professionals working on the implementation of EIA.

Realizing Indigenous Women's Rights: A handbook on the CEDAW

Organisation: Asian Indigenous Women’s Network; Forest Peoples Programme; Tebtebba Foundation
Country/Region: International
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

Indigenous women the world over experience particular forms of discrimination because of their multiple identities, discrimination against them as indigenous peoples and discrimination of a different form against their gender. This book seeks to work towards realizing indigenous women’s rights by explaining the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

Resettlement Guide for People Affected by Dam Development

Organisation: Scientific Animations Without Borders
Country/Region: International
Type: Video

 

When the government gives someone permission to use your land or natural resources, which may require you to leave your land they must discuss options to avoid and minimize the negative impacts. This video explains this process.

RIGHTS! Training Manual on UNDRIP (Vol. 2)

Organisation: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Country/Region: International
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

Training on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Information coming soon!

 

 

Database of Good Practices

Organisation: International Land Coalition

Country/Region: International

Type: Online Tool

 

One of the motivations for joining the International Land Coalition is for members to have a dedicated space to share experiences with, and learn from other members. That is why the ILC Secretariat has developed the Database of Good Practices. The Database is organised around the 10 commitments for people-centred land governance. This way the case studies in the Database provide concrete examples and guidance to the members and partners of ILC on how to achieve each of these commitments.

Consultation Protocols (Video): Instrument for the Defense of Territories and Rights

Organisation: International Rivers and Others

Country/Region: Regional

Type: Webinar, Video, Audio

 

The video “Consultation Protocols: Instrument for the Defense of Territories and Rights” was produced by International Rivers and directed by Todd Southgate. It portrays an initiative that emerged within the movements of indigenous peoples and other traditional communities that aims to ensure the right to free, prior and informed consultation and consent on policies and projects that affect their territories and lives.

Consultation Protocols (Manual): Instrument for the Defense of Territories and Rights

Organisation: International Rivers and Others

Country/Regions: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

The Consultation Protocols: Instrument for the Defense of Territories and Rights video aims to contribute to the exchange of experiences and knowledge between indigenous peoples and other traditional communities in Brazil on the origins, processes of elaboration and implementation of Consultation and Free Consent Protocols, Prior and Informed, a new instrument for the defense of territories and rights, developed by the movements themselves.

Territories of Life: A video toolkit for indigenous peoples about land and rights

Organisation: LifeMosaic

Country/Region: International

Type: Video

 

The Territories of life toolkit is a series of videos that share stories of resistance, resilience and hope with communities on the front line of the global rush for land. The aim of the toolkit is to share stories, experiences and ideas between communities, and to help spark discussions of your own.

Territories of Life: Booklet for Facilitators

Organisation: Life Mosaic
Country/Region: International
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

The Territories of Life toolkit is a series of 10 short videos that share stories of resistance, resilience and hope with communities on the frontline of the global rush for land (Tandem with VideoToolkit).

Toolkit on Indigenous Women's Rights in Africa

Organisation: Forest Peoples Programme
Country/Region: Africa
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

This toolkit was created to help indigenous women in Africa to better understand the African human rights system and how to use it effectively to secure their rights, and is comprised of 11 information notes (detailed below).

Toolkit on the Inter-American human rights system for indigenous women

Organisation: Forest Peoples Programme
Country/Region: North, South & Central America
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

This toolkit, which contains a series of information notes explaining different aspects of the Inter-American system, is designed to help indigenous women and their advocates to use the Inter-American human rights system effectively.

Training manual for Indigenous Peoples on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)

Organisation: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Country/Region: International
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

This Training Manual for Indigenous Peoples on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) is meant to equip indigenous peoples’ organizations, leaders, trainers and community members with the information and knowledge necessary to ensure that the right to FPIC is respected.

Guide to Types of Grievance Mechanisms

Organisation: SOMO
Country/Region: International
Type:Guides & Manuals

 

This website/guide describes and distinguishes the following types of mechanisms:

  • International grievance mechanisms
  • Regional mechanisms: multilateral development banks
  • Regional human rights commissions
UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on Rights to Development

Organisation: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)

Country/Region: International
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

A guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) on Rights to Development.

Communities in the Driving Seat: A Manual on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC)

Organisation: Social Entrepreneurs for Sustainable Development

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides and Manuals

 

Free, Prior and Informed Consent – known as ‘FPIC’ – is an international legal
standard protected by both Liberia’s national law and the legally binding human
rights treaties to which Liberia is a party.

UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Free Prior and Informed Consent

Organisation: Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Country/Region: International
Type: Guides & Manuals

 

A guide on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).

Collective Protection of Human Rights Defenders: A collective approach to the right to defend human rights

Organisation: Protection International

Country: International

Types: Guides and Manuals

 

The purpose of this publication is to contribute to a shift in current prevailing narratives on the protection of human rights defenders. For protection to be effective, sustainable and reach a greater number of human rights defenders, we shift towards a more collective mindset.

Collective Protection of Human Rights Defenders of the Right to Land and Territory: Conceptual developments and methodological challenges

Organisation: Protection International, Pensamiento y Acción Social

Country/Region: International

Type: Guides & Manuals

 

This report is the product of a two-year long research project that seeks to explore more comprehensive approaches to protection for human rights defenders, particularly those defending the right to land and territory.

Autonomous, Free and Informed Consultation and Prior Consent Protocols

Organisation: Observatory on Community Protocols

Country/Region: International

Type: Digital Tool; Guides & Manuals

A Rights-Based Approach to Participatory Video

Organisation: Insight
Country/Region: International
Type: Digital Tool; Guides & Manuals

 

This toolkit has been assembled to provide the first few stepping stones for practitioners of participatory video to begin introducing a rights-based approach into their practice.