New Reports Published by International Council on Human Rights Policy
Thursday, January 19, 2006 1:35 PM

The International Council on Human Rights Policy has published two new reports.  The first, co-published with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights, is titled "Assessing the Effectiveness of National Human Rights Institutions" and examines methods by which to evaluate national institutions' compliance with the Paris Principles, which govern the status and functioning of national institutions. The second, "Local Government and Human Rights: Doing Good Service" emphasizes the increasing importance of the link between local governance and the daily patterns of our life, in terms of supplying housing, education, sanitation, and other necessities.  This report discusses how government agencies can more effectively achieve their goals and act with more legitimacy by applying such human rights concepts as non-discriminiation, participation, and accountability.       

Compiled from: "Human Rights Policy Reports", The Network of East-West Women, 19 January 2006.