Step-by-Step Guide

NGOs play a vital role in the human rights monitoring process. NGOs are most effective when they carefully and credibly document human rights violations, frame information in terms of the specific treaty provisions, and submit information on time and to the right place.

The Step-by-Step Guide helps NGOs focus their attention on getting information into the hands of international human rights monitors by providing practical information on how to document, analyze, and submit information about human rights violations. The Guide also helps NGOs create and capitalize on advocacy opportunities arising from using the international human rights system.

Step 1: Documenting Human Rights Violations:

  • Human Rights Primer
  • Identifying Violations of International Human Rights Law
  • Best Practices for Human Rights Documentation

Step 2: Preparing Submissions to International Human Rights Mechanisms

Step 3:  Creating Advocacy Opportunities