International Council on Human Rights

(in english, en français, en espanol).

The International Council on Human Rights-Policy was established in Geneva in 1998 to conduct applied research into problems and dilemmas that face organisations working in the field of human rights. The International Council is:

  • strictly independent;
  • international in membership and activity;
  • consultative in its approach.

All Council activities relate directly to human rights … (full text).

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Mission Statement: The International Council on Human Rights Policy will provide a forum for applied research, reflection and forward thinking on matters of international human rights policy.

In a complex world in which interests and priorities compete across the globe, the Council will identify issues that impede efforts to protect and promote human rights and propose approaches and strategies that will advance that purpose.

The Council will stimulate co-operation and exchange across the non-governmental, governmental and intergovernmental sectors, and strive to mediate between competing perspectives. It will bring together human rights practitioners, scholars and policy-makers, along with those from related disciplines and fields whose knowledge and analysis can inform discussion of human rights policy.

It will produce research reports and briefing papers with policy recommendations. These will be brought to the attention of policy-makers, within international and regional organisations, in governments and intergovernmental agencies, and in voluntary organisations of all kinds.

In all its efforts, the Council will be global in perspective, inclusive and participatory in agenda-setting and collaborative in method.

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