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Law Clinic Course Syllabus, Kuwait International Law School
Published: 2013
Organization: Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
Project: The Protection Project
English

The course is designed to provide law students with substantive legal knowledge, focusing on how to interview clients, identify victims of human right violations, draft a pleading, represent a client in a settlement conference, and work with people from diverse backgrounds. The course is divided into divided into 13 units, focusing on human rights, access to justice, the right to be heard, assisting domestic workers, legal ethics and more. It focuses on Kuwait.


Manual on the Establishment and Operation of a Law Clinic: Best Practices, Comparative Models, and Monitoring Mechanisms (Kuwait)
Published: 2013
Organization: Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
Project: The Protection Project
English

This manual is provides instructions on the establishment and operation of law clinics in Kuwait. The manual is divided into seven parts, such as: defining the objectives; selecting the topics; overcoming obstacles; and establishing exchange programs. Comparative models and best practices from different law clinics around the world and used as examples.


International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
Published: 2003
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
English

This resource provides the text, in English, for the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, which entered into force on July 1, 2003. It was used in The Protection Project trainings, organized by the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.


C189 - Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)
Published: 2013
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
English

This text from the 2011 Domestic Workers Convention focuses on promotion of decent work and rights for domestic workers. It was used in The Protection Project trainings, organized by the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.


Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Published: 2013
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
English

This resource from the United Nations outlines the state duty to protect human rights, the corporate responsibility to respect human rights and access to remedy. It was used in The Protection Project trainings, organized by the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.


The Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, UN
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

This file includes the text of the United Nations Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, which was ratified by the United Nations in 1968.

For more information, please visit the University of Minnesota at http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/x4cnaslw.htm.


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), OHCHR
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

This file includes the text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The Declaration consists of 30 articles, regional human rights instruments, and national constitutions and laws.

For information, please visit the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) http://www.ohchr.org/en/udhr/pages/introduction.aspx.


African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, ACHPR
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

This file presents the text of African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights Convention, which was adopted by member African States of the Organization of African Unity (now the African Union). The charter defines civil, political, economic, social, cultural, people and group rights of African people and includes duties expected from African citizens.

For more information, please visit the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights at http://www.achpr.org/english/_info/history_en.html.


The Beijing Platform for Action, UN
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

This file includes the text of “Declaration and Platform for Action," which was addressed at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995 in Beijing, China. The Declaration aspired at achieving greater equality and opportunity for women.

For more information, please visit the United Nations (UN) at http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/beijing/platform/plat1.htm.


The First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, OHCHR
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

This file reviews the articles of the First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which is a treaty establishing an individual complaint mechanism for the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).

For more information, please visit the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrc/procedure.htm.


The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), Council of Europe
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

This resource includes the text of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) (formally the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms). The ECHR is an international treaty that aims to protect human rights and fundamental freedoms in Europe.

For more information, please visit the Council of Europe at http://conventions.coe.int/treaty/Commun/QueVoulezVous.asp?NT=005&CL=ENG.


The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), UN
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

This file includes the full text of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the United Nations General Assembly. Described as an international bill of rights for women, the CEDAW consists of a preamble and 30 articles, defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets an agenda for national action.

 

For more information on CEDAW, please visit the UN Women Watch website http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/


The Charter of the United Nations, UN
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

The Charter of the United Nations is considered the foundational treaty of the United Nations. The Charter consists of a preamble and a series of 111 articles grouped into 19 chapters. As a charter, it is a constituent treaty, and all members are bound by its articles. The Charter states that obligations to the United Nations prevail over all other treaty obligations.

For more information, please visit the UN at http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/index.shtml


The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), OHCHR
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

This resource reviews the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966. The ICCPR commits its parties to respect the civil and political rights of individuals, including the right to life, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, electoral rights and rights to due process and a fair trial.

For more information on ICCPR, please visit the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/ccpr.htm


The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, OHCHR
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

This resource focuses on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), a multilateral treaty adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966. It commits its parties to work toward granting economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR) to individuals. The ICESCR includes labor rights and the right to health, education and an adequate standard of living.

For more information on The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, please visit the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/cescr.htm.


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