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Governance and Human Rights

Governance and Human Rights projects funded by MEPI focused on rule of law, human rights, elections and political parties.


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

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.

ILO-C189.pdf (English)

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

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.

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

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.

2013
International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources

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.

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

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.

2013
Libya: Reporting for a Better Future
Organization: Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR)
Project: Libya Elections Reporting Network

This handbook, in Arabic, is a practical guide for journalists reporting on elections in Libya. It emphasizes the importance of impartial reporting, fact-checking and reliable sourcing.

2013
Tunisia: A Free Press Prepares for Elections
Organization: Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR)
Project: Tunisia Youth Media Network

This handbook, in French, is a practical guide for journalists reporting on elections in Tunisia. It emphasizes the importance of impartial reporting, fact-checking and reliable sourcing.

2013
Financing Politics: The Middle East and North Africa
Organization: International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES)
Project: Enhancing Transparency in Political Finance in the Arab Region

This manual highlights the importance of political finance in the Middle East and North Africa, and provides a discussion of global and regional standards in the regulation of political finance. Country studies are provided for Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia and Yemen.

 

The Arabic version of this manual will be available later.

2013
A Training Manual on Empowering Women With Rights to Inheritance
Organization: Wi'am: Palestinian Conflict Resolution & Transformation Center
Project: Inheritance Denied: Combating Gender Inequality in Property Rights in Palestine

This training manual contains detailed information about the concept of inheritance in Palestinian and Islamic law and the laws governing inheritance. It explains women’s shares in inheritance and property rights in religious and legal systems, along with problems women encounter in obtaining their inheritance. The manual offers practical steps for an advocacy campaign to raise women's awareness of legal procedures to advocate for their rights.

2013
Strengthening Women Parliamentarian's Skills in Televised Appearances
Organization: Daem For Media
Project: Strengthening Women Parliamentarians Media Skills

This manual focuses on the importance of television as an outreach tool and describes how to effectively participate in televised interviews. Practical instructions and tips are provided for three scenarios: participating in a talk show, appearing within a news report to discuss a particular event, and appearing to present a specific opinion on the subject of debate within a news program.

2014
Strengthening Women Parliamentarian's Social Media Skills
Organization: Daem For Media
Project: Strengthening Women Parliamentarians Media Skills

This training manual provides general information about the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter and includes instructions for creating accounts. It also provides an overview of tools and features for new users and highlights tips for public figures.

2014
Guide to Monitoring Public Money
Organization: Organization for Promoting Integrity (OPI)
Project: Women Against Corruption and for Women’s Participation

This manual provides an introduction to corruption, including a focus on combatting corruption and a broad overview of the manifestations of wasting public money. It also includes information on how to monitor and document incidents of wasting public money and the responsibility of official public bodies to protect public funds. The guide presents methods for reporting and following up on incidents where public money is being wasted, emphasizing the rights of the citizen.

2015
Access to Information: Benefits for the Private Sector
Organization: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project: Strengthening the Rule of Law in Lebanon through Rights Education

The objective of this report is to contribute to the debate on the importance of access to information for the private sector. It highlights laws, efforts and challenges specific to Lebanon. Both English and Arabic are included.

2015
Administrative Corruption in Lebanon: Key Features and Ways Ahead
Organization: Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Project: Strengthening the Rule of Law in Lebanon through Rights Education

This report describes a 2013 administration corruption survey, outlines the status of bribery in Lebanon and describes a proposed strategy for addressing corruption in public administrations. Both English and Arabic are included.

2015
FW: Website for safeguarding elections
Organization: Democracy International
Project: Supporting Election Monitoring Innovation in MENA Region

FW: (Forward) is an informal, web-based community of civic activists, technology junkies, academics, bloggers, journalists and citizens interested in learning about and sharing new approaches and tools for safeguarding elections. The site is available in English, Arabic and French at www.fwelections.com.


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This workshop for the Partners Global Support for Training, Advocacy and Networking for Development (STAND) program took place in Kuwait in 2016. Partners Global

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