Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Updates on Human Rights Cities

With the World Human Rights Cities Forum coming up on September 14-17 in Gwangju, Korea, here are two new resources on local human rights implementation.  

First, the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions has just issued an English translation of its publication Human Rights at the Local and  Regional Level: A Platform for Policy and Operational Development, developed in collaboration with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.  Geared toward municipal and regional practitioners, the publication aims to "highlight what policymakers in municipalities, county councils and regions specifically need to do in order to strengthen their systematic work on human rights, as established in the regional and international conventions."

Second, the European Training Center in Graz, Austria (itself a human rights city), has published a new collection of essays and primary documents titled Focusing on Human Rights on the Local and Regional Level.  Essays in the collection address human rights awareness and planning, as well as regional developments in Bosnia, Austria, Sweden and elsewhere.

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