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ACJLS Toolkit Chapter 1 - Protection of Human Rights
Published: 2010
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Legal and Judicial Development in Morocco
English

The curriculum gives a brief history of the definition of human rights, international standards, the importance of international instruments and agreements, and the obligation of nations to protect and promote human rights. It provides facilitator's notes, including key learning objectives, glossary of terms, activities and handouts for a 1.5 hour session.


ACJLS Toolkit -Table of Contents
Published: 2010
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Legal and Judicial Development in Morocco
English Arabic

The one-page table of contents for the Arab Council for Judicial and Legal Studies (ACJLS) Rule of Law Toolkit lists the six chapters in Arabic and English.


ACJLS Toolkit Welcome Letter
Published: 2010
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Legal and Judicial Development in Morocco
English

This is a welcome letter for the Arab Council for Judicial and Legal Studies (ACJLS) Rule of Law Toolkit


ACJLS Toolkit - Tip Sheet for Trainers
Published: 2010
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Legal and Judicial Development in Morocco
English

This tip sheet for trainers of the Arab Council for Judicial and Legal Studies (ACJLS) Rule of Law Toolkit gives suggestions related to knowing your subject and being prepared.


ACJLS Toolkit Chapter 2 - Equality Under the Law
Published: 2010
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Legal and Judicial Development in Morocco
English

The curriculum focuses on the principles of equality and anti-discrimination protections within the rule of law. It provides facilitator's notes, including key learning objectives, glossary of terms, activities, handouts and case study scenarios for a three hour session.


ACJLS Toolkit Chapter 6 - Due Process
Published: 2010
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Legal and Judicial Development in Morocco
English

The curriculum focuses on due process at an international and national levels. Major themes include the definition and history of due process, international standards, the importance of international and national due process instruments, and strategies to protect, ensure and promote due process. It provides facilitator's notes, including key learning objectives, glossary of terms, activities, handouts and case study scenarios for a 40 minute session.


ACJLS Toolkit Chapter 4 - Judicial Independence
Published: 2010
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Legal and Judicial Development in Morocco
English

The curriculum focuses on judicial independence and its importance to the rule of law. Major themes include the importance of judicial independence, the two main types of monitoring bodies, and the importance of safeguarding judicial independence. It includes facilitator's notes, including key learning objectives, glossary of terms, activities, handouts and case study scenarios for a 2.5 hour session.


ACJLS Rule of Law Toolkit - Frequently Asked Questions
Published: 2010
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Legal and Judicial Development in Morocco
English

The one-page FAQ for the Arab Council for Judicial and Legal Studies (ACJLS) Rule of Law Toolkit answers questions such as: what is the rule of law? Are there gradations of the rule of law? How can the rule of law be promoted?


ACJLS Toolkit Chapter 5 - Access to Justice
Published: 2010
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Legal and Judicial Development in Morocco
English

The curriculum focuses on the definition of access to justice, the importance of access to justice to the rule of law, analyzing laws, identifying barriers to access to justice, and strategies nations are using. It includes facilitator's notes, including key learning objectives, glossary of terms, activities and handouts for a two hour session.


ACJLS Toolkit Chapter 3 - Effectiveness of Laws
Published: 2010
Organization: American Bar Association (ABA)
Project: Legal and Judicial Development in Morocco
English

The curriculum focuses on effectiveness of laws at the international and national levels. Major themes include elements that make laws effective, the importance of the legislative branch and the legislative process for developing effective laws. It provides facilitator's notes, including key learning objectives, glossary of terms, activities, handouts and case study scenarios for a 1.5 hour session.


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.


Arab Charter on Human Rights, League of Arab States
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
English Arabic

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 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 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 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


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