Human Rights

International Organizations

In Geneva:ILO - International Labour Organization The ILO conventions cover diverse fields of Human Rights, such as for instance questions regarding the freedom of association, child work or the rights of indigenous peoples.
World:UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women Merger of "DAW - Division for the Advancement of Women", "INSTRAW - International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women", "OSAGI - Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women" and "UNIFEM - United Nations Development Fund for Women"

International Human Rights Bodies

Charter-based bodies

In Geneva:UN Human Rights Council replaces the "Commission on Human Rights"
Complaints Procedure replaces "1503 Procedure"
Extranet of the Human Rights Council important working documents
Special Procedures "Special Rapporteurs" / "Independent Experts" / "Special Representatives of the Secretary General" and Working Groups

Treaty-based bodies

International Courts & Tribunals

Contacts in case of Human Rights Violations

In case of torture:

In case of prisoners involved:

In case of threat to lawyers or judges:

In case of threat to parliamentarians:

In cases of child work or slavery:

In Geneva:ILO - International Labour Organization The ILO conventions cover diverse fields of Human Rights, such as for instance questions regarding the freedom of association, child work or the rights of indigenous peoples.

Main Human Rights NGOs based in Geneva

UPR-info.org Aims at raising awareness on the Universal periodic review (UPR) and providing capacity-building tools to the different actors.
For Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health, see here

Non-Discrimination

Rights of the Child

Human Rights Defenders

Training on Human Rights

Other information sites on Human Rights

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