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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.


2010
Exercise for analyzing and studying the views influencing municipal elections
Organization: YWCA Lebanon
Project: Women and Municipalities: A Platform for Political Participation

This handout instructed students to create a visual representation of the important issues in an election, plan how to address them and organize resources.

ywca-file.doc (Arabic)

2011
A Course in Critical Reading of Media
Organization: Keshev - The Center for the Protection of Democracy in Israel

This course provides a model for critical reading of the media and is targeted to students of secondary schools on the representation of the Arab minority in Israeli media. It includes a manual for secondary school instructors called "Communicating Peace," which suggests criteria for evaluating news coverage and includes modules for teaching about problematic news coverage of Jewish-Arab relations in the major Hebrew-language Israeli press.

2011
Financial Investigation Techniques (Presentation Three)
Organization: Studies and Economic Media Center (SEMC)

This presentation was the third in a series of three workshops on combating money laundering and terrorist financing. It focuses on methods of financial investigations and suspicious activity reports. The presentation offers several detailed examples and tips related to the development of policies and methods to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.

SEMC2.ppt (Arabic)

2011
Skills on Combating Money Laundering and Financing Terrorism (Presentation Two)
Organization: Studies and Economic Media Center (SEMC)

This presentation was the second in a series of three workshops on combating money laundering and terrorist financing. It focuses on the required skills to monitor money laundering and terrorist financing operations. It also explains the role of Financial Information Unit and the mechanism for enhancing cooperation between the unit and anti-money laundering departments in banks and financial institutions.

SEMC3.ppt (Arabic)

2011
International Standards for Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Presentation One)
Organization: Studies and Economic Media Center (SEMC)

This presentation was the first in a series of three workshops on combating money laundering and terrorist financing. It gives definitions, describes international efforts and focuses on methodologies to assess  potential risks. The presentation also offers tools to monitor and detect irregular or suspicious transactions, as well as methods of financial investigations and suspicious activity reports.

SEMC1.ppt (Arabic)

2011
Developing Political Party Messages
Organization: International Republican Institute (IRI)

This presentation describes elements of a successful communications strategy, including themes, sub-messages and selecting the medium. It includes the Issue Matrix Tool for planning messages and gives examples and a group exercise.

2011
Developing an Issue Matrix: The Art of Defining Yourself and Your Opponent
Organization: International Republican Institute (IRI)

This presentation focuses on how candidates and parties should plan their message before undertaking an initiative or campaign. The Issue Matrix tool highlights four areas: how we define ourselves, how opponents define us, how opponents define themselves and how we define our opponents. Examples are provided.

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

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.

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

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/

CEDAW.doc (Arabic)

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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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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