Reporting Killings as Human Rights Violations Handbook

Reporting Killings as Human Rights Violations Handbook

How to document and respond to potential violations of the right to life within the international system for the protection of human rights

By Kate Thompson and Camille Giffard

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Table of Contents - Search - Part I: Essential Reading - Part II: Identifying a Potential Violation - Part III: How to Document Allegations of Unlawful Killings - Part IV: Responding to the Information Collected - Part V: Where can you Seek Further Help? - Appendices
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1. List of Relevant Instruments - 2. Contact Details and Obtaining Further Information - 3. Standard Application Forms - 4. International Law: Texts - 5. Body Diagrams

1. APPENDIX I - LIST OF RELEVANT INSTRUMENTS

All of the instruments listed below are potentially of relevance to anyone wishing to submit allegations of unlawful killings to international bodies, or even within the national system. They have been arranged thematically in order to make it easier to pick out all instruments relevant to a specific topic. Within the thematic divisions, they have then been subdivided according to their origin, i.e. the international organisation which created them. For reasons of space, it has not been possible to reproduce all of the instruments here, but references have been given in Appendix II to possible sources for obtaining copies of the instruments.

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1. GENERAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTRUMENTS:

United Nations:

Council of Europe:

Organisation of American States:

Organisation of African Unity:

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2. HUMANITARIAN LAW INSTRUMENTS:

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3. UNLAWFUL KILLINGS-SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS INSTRUMENTS:

United Nations:

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4. INSTRUMENTS SPECIFIC TO DISAPPEARANCES AND CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

United Nations:

Organisation of American States:

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5. TORTURE-SPECIFIC HUMAN RIGHTS INSTRUMENTS:

United Nations:

Council of Europe:

Organisation of American States:

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6. GENERAL STANDARDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF PERSONS IN OFFICIAL CUSTODY:

United Nations:

Council of Europe:

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7. INSTRUMENTS RELATING TO RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, APARTHEID AND GENOCIDE:

United Nations:

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8. INSTRUMENTS RELATING TO WOMEN:

United Nations:

Organisation of American States:

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9. INSTRUMENTS RELATING TO CHILDREN:

United Nations:

Organisation of African Unity:

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10. INSTRUMENTS RELATING TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND MINORITY RIGHTS:

United Nations:

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11. INSTRUMENTS RELATING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS:

United Nations:

Council of Europe:

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12. INSTRUMENTS RELATING TO LAWYERS AND THE JUDICIARY:

United Nations:

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13. INSTRUMENTS RELATING TO THE MEDICAL PROFESSION:

United Nations:

Misc:

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14. INSTRUMENTS RELATING TO REFUGEES, ASYLUM SEEKERS, STATELESS PERSONS & DISPLACED PERSONS:

United Nations:

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15. INSTRUMENTS RELATING TO HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS:

United Nations:

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16. INSTRUMENTS RELATING TO JOURNALISTS:

United Nations:

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17. INSTRUMENTS RELATING TO PEOPLE WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS & OTHER FORMS OF MENTAL & PHYSICAL DISABILITY:

United Nations:

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18. OTHER RELEVANT INSTRUMENTS:

United Nations:

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Table of Contents - Search - Part I: Essential Reading - Part II: Identifying a Potential Violation - Part III: How to Document Allegations of Unlawful Killings - Part IV: Responding to the Information Collected - Part V: Where can you Seek Further Help? - Appendices
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