UPR Cities Project haldol decanoate – National Human Rights Cities Alliance

The universal periodic review process involves quadrennial reviews of every haldol decanoate united nations member government’s human rights performance. It was established by the UN human rights council in haldol decanoate 2006 in order to strengthen governments’ compliance with international human rights obligations and to help identify haldol decanoate models of best practices. Another aim of the process, and a requirement for improved human rights performance, is to develop greater connections between people in local communities haldol decanoate and international human rights processes. Work at local levels is critical to building a global haldol decanoate constituency of human rights defenders who can help defend rights haldol decanoate locally while enhancing our global capacities for protecting and promoting haldol decanoate human rights, dignity, and justice for everyone. The human rights cities movement is an effort to help haldol decanoate further this work, and we’re encouraging local activists to take part in this 2019 haldol decanoate UPR review of the united states.

Key aims of the initiative are to realize the possibilities haldol decanoate for us to: use international processes to strengthen local work for justice, build local alliances and our national network of cities committed haldol decanoate to working together to advance people-centered human rights, and to shift political and public discourse and common sense haldol decanoate away from market ideologies to prioritize human rights across all haldol decanoate areas of policy. Local governments have jurisdiction over a range of human rights haldol decanoate issues, including those related to housing, education, employment, and criminal justice. Mayors, local governments, and organized communities are particularly well-situated to advance human rights and build a culture of haldol decanoate human rights based on dignity, freedom from discrimination, and opportunity. The international community provides resources for local communities through regular haldol decanoate monitoring of human rights treaties and related international standards.

• NEW: UN high commissioner for human rights calls for greater coordination haldol decanoate with local governments & civil society. In a report to the UN human rights council, the office of the high commissioner for human rights clarifies haldol decanoate the important role of local governments in the implementation of haldol decanoate international human rights standards, providing reports and recommendations for actions by local and national haldol decanoate governments. Many of these recommendations complement the work we are doing haldol decanoate in the human rights cities movement and the UPR cities haldol decanoate project. Download report of the united nations high commissioner for human haldol decanoate rights on local government and human rights

• collect local testimony about human rights: convene community conversations about the state of human rights in haldol decanoate your locale and invite residents to provide their experiences about haldol decanoate the state of human rights in your community. Identify groups and activists in your city or community to haldol decanoate participate or provide input about local conditions, or organize one or more events where diverse groups of haldol decanoate residents can share experiences and consider the content of your haldol decanoate local report. Public meetings, collecting video or written testimony from residents and most impacted haldol decanoate communities, surveys, or other kinds of activities can generate local input and haldol decanoate raise awareness about human rights and the UPR process.

• compile national and local reports and recommendations: prepare a summary report of local human rights conditions, achievements, and recommendations for change. For the national review, provide a 5 page summary report of key issues and haldol decanoate recommendations emerging from local conversations. What are some key problems/challenges faced by people in your region? Are there some areas where your community does well? (we want to identify both positive advances as well as haldol decanoate places where work is needed). Include recommendations of what changes you think are needed to haldol decanoate improve human rights locally. (these can draw from prior reports–see links below–or reflect original ideas from your local work). National reports are due september 15, but local reports can be longer and the time frame haldol decanoate can be determined to best support local organizing. The formal UPR review process extends to the fall of haldol decanoate 2020.

• clamor: once the reports are done, it’s time to make sure our elected officials hear what haldol decanoate both residents and the international community are saying. It’s up to us to hold leaders accountable to human haldol decanoate rights values, so make sure they know what’s in your local report and in the international reports haldol decanoate as well. Share results of the UPR process with local officials and haldol decanoate residents and increase local residents’ skills in "human rights enforcement." in april of 2020, the united nations will release its official recommendations to the haldol decanoate united states government, based on the UPR process. It is essential that local human rights defenders work to haldol decanoate raise consciousness about this document and to press local governments haldol decanoate to take action in response to official recommendations. It is not enough to secure international treaties. We also need vigilant communities ready to stand up and haldol decanoate demand that human rights are recognized and protected for everyone. Be sure your community is informed about the offical UPR haldol decanoate report, and convene community residents and groups to discuss the results haldol decanoate and how to hold local officials accountable for the recommendations.

The US human rights network is supporting activists from across haldol decanoate the united states to participate in the UPR process. We are partnering with the US human rights network with haldol decanoate a focus on human rights in cities, but there are other ways your organization may wish to haldol decanoate engage with the process. Human rights advocates can work under varying sub-groups to convey information about the state of particular kinds haldol decanoate of human rights in the united states and to lobby haldol decanoate UN delegates to bring content into the final UPR text. The US human rights network helps demystify international law and haldol decanoate institutions so everyone can have a voice in this global haldol decanoate space. Check out USHRN webinars to learn more about the UPR!

• links to US human rights network webinar #2: how to participate in national UPR working groups (recording & slides/ english & spanish)– note: the UPR cities project is just one working group participating haldol decanoate with the USHRN in preparations for the US universal periodic haldol decanoate review. You can participate in other issue-based working groups as well. This webinar can help familiarize you with the working group haldol decanoate structure and operations.

• matrix of recommendations from prior U.S. UPR report- when completing a report for the 2019-2020 UPR review, stakeholders should make specific reference to past recommendations. This will make your report most effective. You can search this document for particular issues and impacted haldol decanoate populations.

• this document distills the conversations that took place at the haldol decanoate birmingham human rights dialogue in march 2015, as part of the most recent US review under the haldol decanoate UPR. The report describes how human rights can strengthen local policy-making and offers concrete ways that mayors throughout the united haldol decanoate states can incorporate human rights standards and strategies into their haldol decanoate daily work to build upon human rights initiatives emerging across haldol decanoate the united states. (this report was prepared by columbia law school’s human rights institute in collaboration with the office of haldol decanoate birmingham mayor william bell.) see appendix A for outline of birmingham’s human rights dialogue program. Panels included the following themes: social justice, education, immigration, marriage equality, homelessness & poverty. Organizers might use this as a model for local consultations, which can be organized in conjunction with local authorities or haldol decanoate convened by community organizations independently of local government. The goal of such conversations, however, is to help inform local leaders and remind them of haldol decanoate their obligations to ensure that local policies conform to international haldol decanoate human rights laws and standards.

• 2015 US human rights network UPR stakeholder report this report haldol decanoate compiles documentation from grassroots human rights organizations across the united haldol decanoate states for the most recent UPR review of the united haldol decanoate states. Organizers can model their local reports on the examples provided haldol decanoate here. Short, clear, and concise statements and concrete examples are most effective. Also, suggestions of recommendations residents believe will help protect and advance haldol decanoate human rights in your area should be included in local haldol decanoate reports.

• you can draw from the official report of the UPR haldol decanoate working group of the UN human rights council for recommendations haldol decanoate that were made for improvements to US human rights policy. It is good to reinforce previous recommendations that remain unfulfilled.

• national UPR report-A team will work to compile your local reports into haldol decanoate a national civil society report that will be submitted to haldol decanoate the united nations. It is helpful if you can, in addition to your 5 page report, develop a short 1-2 page summary that can inform the overall US civil haldol decanoate society report and our lobbying strategy at the united nations haldol decanoate human rights council UPR meeting in april 2020. All documentation for the national report must be received by haldol decanoate september 15, 2019.

• local UPR report-you do not need to stop your local process of haldol decanoate consultation and documentation in september, and we encourage communities to keep mobilizing attention to the haldol decanoate UPR process. You might set your own local deadline for testimony and haldol decanoate organize one or more events to present your local human haldol decanoate rights assessment to public officials in fall 2019 or early haldol decanoate 2020.