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Judicial Ethics and Conduct: A Proposed Teacher’s Manual for Algerian Magistrates
Published: 2010

Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Legal and Judicial Development in Algeria


This teacher's manual gives an overview on ethics and general suggestions for trainers, such as making a checklist for the training room, teaching and presentation tips, and interactive exercises.


Judicial Ethics and Conduct: A Proposed Curriculum for Algerian Magistrates (Annotated for Instructors)
Published: 2010

Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Legal and Judicial Development in Algeria


The curriculum includes discussion points for eight sessions: Introduction, The Rule of Law, Regulation and Accountability of the Judiciary, The Unofficial Judge, The Judge in Official Capacity, and Conclusion. Material for prior reading also is included.


Manual on Judicial Ethics for the Moroccan Judiciary
Published: 2010

Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Legal and Judicial Development in Morocco


The manual describes the Judicial Ethics Court Curriculum, the role of judges in a democratic society, the Morocco Constitution, the code of judicial conduct of the Hassania, and discussion of judicial principles. It also includes case studies for discussion.


The Charter of the United Nations, UN
Published: 2011

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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


Arab Charter on Human Rights, League of Arab States
Published: 2011

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This resource focuses on the Arab Charter on Human Rights. The Charter was adopted by the Council of the League of Arab States in 1994 and affirms the principles in the United Nations Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights and the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam.

For more information on the Arab Charter on Human Rights, please visit UNHCR at RefWorld http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/publisher,LAS,,,3ae6b38540,0.html.


The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, OHCHR
Published: 2011

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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.


The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), OHCHR
Published: 2011

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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 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), UN
Published: 2011

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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 Beijing Platform for Action, UN
Published: 2011

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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.


African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, ACHPR
Published: 2011

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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 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), Council of Europe
Published: 2011

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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 Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, UN
Published: 2011

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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 First Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, OHCHR
Published: 2011

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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 Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), OHCHR
Published: 2011

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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.


Women's Rights in Kuwaiti Personal Status Law and Bahraini Judicial Rulings (Theory)
Published: 2011

Organization: Freedom House
Project: Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa


Through its regional Family Law Program, Freedom House published the Women's Rights in the Kuwaiti Personal Status Law and the Bahraini Shari'a Judicial Rulings (Theory Portion) which brings together Sunni, Shiite and legal scholars from the State of Kuwait and the Kingdom of Bahrain to analyze family law, Islamic jurisprudence, and religious and civil interpretations in an attempt to bridge key differences among their perspectives.

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