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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


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

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.


New Tactics for Human Rights: Background and Fundamentals
Published: 2014
Organization: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
Project: Social Media | Social Action for Good Governance
Arabic
This curriculum guide describes how to teach human rights and the philosophy of Sun Tzu. His lessons emphasize three sources of knowledge, including knowing yourself, knowing your opponent and knowing your playing ground. It describes new tactics for human rights, which is organized around the analysis of potential solutions rather than analysis of the issues.

Leadership Skills and Peacebuilding
Published: 2015
Organization: Kuwaiti Human Rights Society
Project: Youth Leadership for Peace-Building (YLP)
Arabic
This guide describes the peace-building process with a focus on integrated concepts and culture. It highlights development of leadership skills for advocacy campaigns and factors for garnering external support. The guide also identifies concepts and types of human rights, good governance, effective project writing and training skills.

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

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.


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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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