"Defending Dignity focuses in particular on how NHRIs can use it to best effect to fulfil their monitoring, reporting and adjudication functions in the comparatively neglected area of ESC rights. It explains how these institutions can define the issues to address, collect and analyze the necessary data, make a rigorous assessment of the resource issues at stake and then deliver their findings in the most impactful way. It also includes a series of case studies, setting out how some NHRIs are already monitoring economic and social rights, along with helpful tips and exercises designed to facilitate the work of NHRI staff. The document is divided into four parts, each of which is accompanied by a motion graphic, in which a fictitious human rights officer called Ahn puts the manual to work in her hypothetical country, and explanatory videos in which leading human rights experts from both the Asia-Pacific and beyond discuss different facets of the ESC rights monitoring process."
September 15, 2016
General documentation purposes, Ethnic minorities, Women, Children, LGBTI community, Religious minorities, Indigenous people, Disabled persons, Displaced persons
Economic violations, Social violations, Cultural violations
and cultural rights
Personal narratives and interviews - Interview with discussion guide, Personal narratives and interviews - Interview without discussion guide, Personal narratives and interviews - Survey, Personal narratives and interviews - Focus Group, Personal narratives and interviews - Oral history, Event monitoring and recording - Photographs or videos, Event monitoring and recording - Geospatial imagery, Event monitoring and recording - Crowdsourcing, Event monitoring and recording - Collecting media or social media reports, Physical evidence gathering - Analysis of official documents
Handbook, Training Resource
East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands