Reprisals Handbook

13.03.2013

All persons have the right to communicate with international and regional human rights mechanisms and to be safe and protected from intimidation and reprisals associated with such communication.

All persons have the right to communicate with international and regional human rights mechanisms and to be safe and protected from intimidation and reprisals associated with such communication.

ISHR's Reprisals Handbook is aimed first and foremost at human rights defenders who interact with regional and international human rights systems.

It highlights the risks that you, as defenders, can face from interacting with international and regional human rights systems, and suggests ways in which you can leverage these systems to provide some degree of protection for yourselves and promote accountability for perpetrators of acts of intimidation or reprisal. In doing so it does not aim to provide a fully comprehensive protection solution, but rather to complement measures that you should also take at the national level.

The handbook focuses, in particular, on the UN human rights system, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights, and the Council of Europe.

The Handbook is available in English, Arabic and French, with further translations to come.

 

Category:

Topic
  • Human rights defenders
  • Reprisals and intimidation
Mechanism
  • Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
  • Special Procedures of the UN Human Rights Council
  • UN Human Rights Council
  • UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies
  • African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
  • ACHPR Special Rapporteur on HRDs
  • IACHR Special Rapporteur on HRDs