Manuals and guidelines

Practical information for NGOs, e.g., on monitoring strategies and writing alternative reports to Treaty Bodies:

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Minnesota Protocol, The Revised United Nations Manual on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions (2017)
OHCHR

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Markets Matter Advocacy Guide: How advocates can strengthen markets to improve access to essential health products (2017)
PATH

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Proposed health component Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (2017)
WHO

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Close the Gap: TB and Human Rights A guide for Activists in Southern and East Africa (2015)
ARASA

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Technical guidance on the application of a human rights-based approach to the implementation of policies and programmes to reduce and eliminate preventable mortality and morbidity of children under 5 years of age (2014)
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

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Realising the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation: A Handbook (2014 ) - Catarina de Albuquerque
UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation

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Health and Human Rights Resource Guide (5th edition) (2013)
FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University

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General comment No. 15 on the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health (2013)
UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

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Handbook on health inequality monitoring with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries (2013)
WHO

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Tuberculosis and Human Rights – Health and Human Rights Resource Guide, Chapter 3 (2013)
FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and Open Society Foundations

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Advancing Human Rights in Patient Care: The Law in Seven Transitional Countries (2013) - Leo Beletsky et al.
Open Society Foundations

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Steps for Change – A Human Rights Action Guide for Health Workers – Templates (2012) - Rosalinda Terhorst & Alicia Dibbets
IFHHRO

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Preventing Torture: the role of physicians and their professional organisations: principles and practice (2011)
Medact

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Toolkit on the Right to Health (2011) - Nicole Fick, Leslie London & Fons Coomans
Learning Network for Health and Human Rights, South Africa

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Global strategy to stop health-care providers from performing female genital mutilation (2010)
UNAIDS, UNDP, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIFEM, WHO, FIGO, ICN, IOM, MWIA, WCPT, WMA

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Human Rights Guidelines to Pharmaceutical Companies in Relation to Access to Medicines (2010)
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

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Ethical Codes and Declarations Relevant to the Health Professions. An Amnesty International compilation of selected ethical and human rights texts (2009)
Amnesty International

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Providers as Advocates for Safe Abortion Care: A Training Manual (2009)
Ipas

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Promoting Health: Advocacy Guide for Health Professionals (2008)
ICN

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Caring for Human Rights, Challenges and opportunities for nurses and midwives (2006)
Amnesty International

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Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor (2003) - Paul Farmer
California Series in Public Anthropology, University of California Press

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Dual Loyalty & Human Rights, in Health Professional Practice (2002)
Physicians for Human Rights and the School of Public Health and Primary Health Care University of Cape Town, Health Sciences Facultyæ

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25 Questions and Answers on Health and Human Rights (2002) - Health & Human Rights Publication Series Issue No. 1
WHO

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Istanbul Protocol, Manual on the Effective Investigation and Documentation of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (1999)
OHCHR

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Handbook for the Protection of Internally Displaced Persons: Part V: Protection Risks: Prevention, Mitigation and Response. Action Sheet 15 – Health ( 2007)
UNHCR

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