Thursday, December 04, 2014

From the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, Migrant Rights, to Reproductive Rights as Human Rights--Recent Publications From the U.N.that May Be Downloaded

(Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2014)

 The Office of the Higher Commissioner for Human Rights Civil Society Section has just announced the availability, for download, of the following publications.
New Publications:
Frequently Asked Questions about the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (HR/PUB/14/3, 52 pp.) Currently available in English and will be translated into all other official UN languages.

The Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Migrants in an Irregular Situation (HR/PUB/14/1, 136 pp.) Currently available in English and will also be translated into French and Spanish.

Reproductive Rights are Human Rights: A Handbook for National Human Rights Institutions (HR/PUB/14/6, 226 pp.) It is published jointly with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights. It is available online in English.

While none of these ought to be taken as definitive, they do provide insight into the thinking within the OHCHR structures in Geneva.  Each is worth serious reading and substantial critique.

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