Documentation

Human Rights Council

 

The transition from Commission to Council

What is the Human Rights Council

Membership of the Human Rights Council

Human Rights Council’s Mechanisms and Subsidiary Bodies

Human Rights Council Meetings

Basic info on Universal Periodic Review

Human Rights reports

 

7th Session of the Human Rights Council - 10-28th March 2008

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Darfur, Ms Sima Samar» PDF

Draft Report of the 7th Session of the HRC » PDF

5th Session of the Human Rights Council – 11-20th June 2007

Report on the situation of human rights in Darfur prepared by a group of experts. » PDF

Report of the independent expert appointed by the Secretary-General on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Mr. Titinga Frédéric Pacéré) » PDF


4th Session of the Human Rights Council – 12-30th March 2007

Report of the High-Level Mission to assess the human rights situation in Darfur and the needs of Sudan » PDF

Report of independent expert on technical cooperation and advisory services in Liberia (Ms. Charlotte Abaka) » PDF

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences (Ms.Yakin Ertürk) » PDF

African Union Reports

 

Report of the President of the Permanenet General Assembly of the Economic Social and Cultural Council of the African Union (ECOSOCC), January 2010 » PDF En/Fr

Decisions of the 14th African Union Summit, 4 February 2010 » PDF En/Fr

Statement by H.E. Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union on the Commermoration of the Africa Day, 25 May 2008 » PDF

AU Comission chairperson's 2nd progress report on the implementation of the Solemn declaration on gender equaility in Africa » PDF

International frameworks 

SDGEA - Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa - 2004 » PDF

The Protocol to the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa (The Protocol) - 2003 » PDF

MDGs - Millenium Development Goals – 2000 » PDF

SCR 1325 - Security Council Resolution 1325 - 2000 » PDF

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action - 1995 » PDF

Vienna Declaration and Program of Action – 1993 » PDF

African Charter on Human and People’s Rights - 1981 » PDF

CEDAW - Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women - 1979 » PDF

Strategic documents for women's movement

The Accra Inputs - June 2007 » PDF

The Addis Call for Solemn Implementation - January 2007 » PDF

An Open Letter to the African Union - January 2007 » PDF

The Bamako Commitment - June » PDF 2006

The Banjul Declaration - June » PDF 2006

The Banjul Resolution - June 2006 » PDF

The Tripoli Commitment – July 2005 » PDF

The Abuja Consensual Agreement – January 2005 » PDF

The Maputo Declaration – June 2003 » PDF

The Dakar Strategy – April 2003 » PDF

The Durban Declaration – June 2002 » PDF

Women and conflict

The girl child and armed conflict: Recognizing and addressing grave violations of girls’ human rights » PDF
United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women - 2006

Where Are The Girls? » PDF
Girls in fighting forces in Northern Uganda, Sierra Leone and Mozambique: Their lives during and after war, Susan McKay and Dzan Mazurana - 2004

Women and politics

Women in Parliament in 2006: The Year in Perspective Inter-Parliamentary Union » PDF

Women and violence reports 

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences (Ms.Yakin Ertürk) - 2007 » PDF

Our Bodies - Their Battle Ground: Gender-based Violence in Conflict Zones » PDF
IRIN Web Special - 2004

Women and migration

Good site for more specific articles relating to gender and migration
http://www.gender.gcim.org

Rabat Declaration on Migration, July 2006 » PDF

The Migration Policy Framework for Africa, African Union, Banjul, Gambia, June 2006 » PDF

International Migration and Development: Perspectives and Experiences of the International Organisation for Migration, April 2006 » PDF

Migration and Development Conference, Brussels, 15th-16th March 2006 » PDF