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

Handbook links: website home page
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

SELECTED ABBREVIATIONS

ACHPR:

African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights

ACRWC:

African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

ACHR:

American Convention on Human Rights

ACNHR:

African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights

CAT:

Committee Against Torture

CEDAW:

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

CERD:

Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

CPT:

European Committee for the Prevention of Torture

CRC:

Committee on the Rights of the Child

ECHR:

European Convention on Human Rights

ECTHR:

European Court of Human Rights

HRC:

Human Rights Committee

IACN:

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

IACT:

Inter-American Court of Human Rights

ICC:

International Criminal Court

ICCPR:

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

ICRC:

International Committee of the Red Cross

IDPs:

Internally-displaced persons

IGO:

Intergovernmental Organisation

ILAC:

International Law of Armed Conflict

LEO:

Law enforcement official

NGO:

Non-governmental organisation

OAS:

Organisation of American States

OAU:

Organisation of African Unity

OHCHR:

Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

OSCE:

Organisation on Security and Co-operation in Europe

SR:

Special Rapporteur

SRT:

United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture

UN:

United Nations

UNCAT:

UN Convention Against Torture

UNCEDAW:

UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

UNCERD:

UN Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

UNCHR:

UN Commission on Human Rights

UNCRC:

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

UNHCR:

UN High Commissioner for Refugees

 

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Handbook links: website home page
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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