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Minority Rights

Minority Participation
Published: 2010
Organization: Center for Democracy & Election Management (CDEM), American University
Project: Gulf States Electoral Initiatives Program
English

This presentation describes definitions and types of minorities, minority rights, reasons for minority representation, the "mirror" notion, and how to preserve electoral rights.


Civic Education Seminars - Identity and Diversity
Published: 2010
Organization: Higher Education for Development (HED)
Project: Civic Education Partnership Initiative
English

The objective of this lecture was to discuss issues related to the concept of identity and how it is related to the field of civic engagement. Key points include the concept of identity, civic and minority ethnic nationalism, and building civic identity.


A Course in Critical Reading of Media
Published: 2009
Organization: Keshev - The Center for the Protection of Democracy in Israel
Arabic

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.


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 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 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


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

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.


The Beijing Platform for Action, UN
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

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.


The Convention on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity, UN
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

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.


African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, ACHPR
Published: 2011
Organization: Additional Relevant Resources
Arabic

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

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

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.


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.


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