Human Rights Mechanisms
The NCHR works to increase civil society awareness of the work conducted by the UN Human Rights Council in order to make state authorities honour their human rights obligations.
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What do we do?
We support academics and representatives of civil society in our partner countries while they participate as independent observers during UN hearings.
Why is this important?
Increasing the civil society awareness of the work conducted by the UN Human Rights Council is vital to the local promotion of human rights. Periodic reviews are promoted back home, making citizens able to keep their own authorities responsible.
3 selected results:
- Asian academics and civil society representatives have participated in Universal Periodic Review (UPR) /convention hearings at the UN and disseminated information through research and teaching in their home countries.
- South East Asia Human Rights Network experts are, together with NCHR expert, contributing to create a regional human rights mechanism in Southeast Asia and ASEAN.
- More engagement around the realization of UN recommendations: Academics and civil society representatives in the NCHR partner countries participate actively to implement the UN human rights recommendations.