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The United Nations Agencies

Stuart Wilson

in Handbook of International Social Work: Human Rights, Development, and the Global Profession

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195333619
eISBN:
9780199918195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333619.003.0047
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

The United Nations is perhaps best known for its efforts to resolve conflicts around the world, but the majority of its resources are spent meeting the pledge of its charter “to promote higher ... More


Global Trends for Accessible Technologies in the Developing World: An Analysis of the Results of the Digital Rights Evaluation Index

H. E. Luis Gallegos, Martin Gould, and Axel Leblois

in Accessible Technology and the Developing World

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780198846413
eISBN:
9780191881572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846413.003.0004
Subject:
Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction, Systems Analysis and Design

In June 2020, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict) announced the release of the Digital Accessibility Rights Evaluation (DARE) Index. Conducted in ... More


Growing Organically: A “System” of Special Procedures

Elvira Domínguez-Redondo

in In Defense of Politicization of Human Rights: The UN Special Procedures

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780197516706
eISBN:
9780197516737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516706.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Exceptional features that characterize the Special Procedures are illustrated in their progressive and unplanned development as a “system” of human rights mechanisms. This evolution is explained by a ... More


Politics of “Independence”: Position of Special Procedures within the United Nations

Elvira Domínguez-Redondo

in In Defense of Politicization of Human Rights: The UN Special Procedures

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780197516706
eISBN:
9780197516737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197516706.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Multidimensional factors influence the real or perceived independence of mandate holders. This chapter explains the changes that have superficially improved the balance in the gender and geographical ... More


The Operation of the Sub-Committee on Accreditation in Practice

David Langtry and Kirsten Roberts Lyer

in National Human Rights Institutions: Rules, Requirements, and Practice

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780198829102
eISBN:
9780191867538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829102.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

The Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA) is a unique mechanism within the international human rights system that is entrusted to assess National Human Rights Institutions, with its judgments accepted ... More


The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: Mapping the Evolution of the Right to Health

Gillian MacNaughton and Mariah McGill

in Human Rights in Global Health: Rights-Based Governance for a Globalizing World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190672676
eISBN:
9780190672713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190672676.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

For over two decades, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has taken a leading role in promoting human rights globally by building the capacity of people to claim their ... More


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