Monitoring human rights violations
Synonyms: Documenting violations of human rights
Implementation: In 1982, the Human Rights Information and Documentation Systems, International (HURIDOCS) was established. HURIDOCS seeks to promote the protection of human rights by facilitating and systematizing the storage and communication of information on human rights included in both international human rights covenants and in other related instruments in economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights. HURIDOCS role is to establish a decentralized network in which participating organizations could exchange information, gain experience in handling information for the protection and promotion of human rights, and monitor violations. Its activities include developing tools for recording and exchanging information, organizing training courses and workshops, facilitating internships, and building a pool of trainers. Some positive result include the creation of a regional network on human rights NGOs following a workshop for Latin-American organizations, and the to be published Standard Formats for Documentation on Human Rights Violations ("EVENTS"), which provides guidelines to transfer human rights violations information faster and more cheaply to international NGOs and intergovernmental organizations.
Subjects: DocumentationMaltreatmentInspection, tests
Type Classification: F: Exceptional strategies