HURIDOCS Events Standard Formats: A Tool for Documenting Human Rights Violations, English

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HURIDOCS, 2001 - Human rights - 245 pages
The Events Standard Formats constitute one of several tools developed by HURIDOCS to help human rights NGOs and other organizations enhance their capacity to monitor human rights. The formats can be used to document human rights violations, to facilitate database design, and to encourage standardized information exchange. The formats may be used in conjunction with HURIDOCS' Micro-thesauri.
 

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Page 124 - torture" means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent...
Page 5 - Each State Party to the present Covenant undertakes to take steps, individually and through international assistance and co-operation, especially economic and technical, to the maximum of its available resources, with a view to achieving progressively the full realization of the rights recognized in the present Covenant by all appropriate means, including particularly the adoption of legislative measures.
Page 200 - ... or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in or incidental to lawful sanctions.
Page 200 - Declaration, torture means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted by or at the instigation of a public official on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or confession, punishing him for an act he has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating him or other persons.
Page 6 - State to abstain from doing anything that violates the integrity of the individual or infringes on her or his freedom, including the freedom to use the material resources available to that individual in the way she or he finds best to satisfy basic needs.
Page 7 - State the measures necessary to prevent other individuals or groups from violating the integrity, freedom of action, or other human rights of the individual - including the prevention of infringements of his or her material resources.
Page 6 - January 1997 at the invitation of the International Commission of Jurists (Geneva, Switzerland), the Urban Morgan Institute on Human Rights (Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) and the Centre for Human Rights of the Faculty of Law of Maastricht University (the Netherlands).
Page 196 - TK, and the other, established by the Science and Human Rights Program of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), operates internationally for the defence of TK globally.
Page 6 - Rights as regards the nature and scope of violations of economic, social and cultural rights and appropriate responses and remedies.
Page 5 - ... application. Sometimes the case contemplated is that in which exceptions are made to the recognition or exercise of the rights; at other times the reference is to the specific form which the guarantee takes. An illustration of one of these types of provision is offered by article 6 of the draft covenant, which states that " No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life...

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