Participants reflect on mechanisms for guaranteeing human rights and how these could be adapted to their own countries
This document summarises conclusions drawn from the second module of the online learning programme on Latin American lessons and good practice regarding human rights, during which participants from Asia, Africa and Latin America explored three different mechanisms being implemented in the Latin American region for promoting and guaranteeing human rights: the establishment of National Human Rights Institutions, integrating a Rights Based Approach into budgeting and public policy, and strategic litigation. By acknowledging government failures regarding the promotion and guarantee of human rights and by making specific recommendations, these institutions and mechanisms influence public policies and generate social change. The rich discussions allowed participants to highlight similarities and contrasts between Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia and to identify issues and conclusions that seem to be critical for the different themes.
ELLA. ELLA Learning Alliance on Human Rights - Module 2: Promoting and Guaranteeing Human Rights. ELLA, Practical Action Consulting, Lima, Peru (2014) 11 pp.