Publications

8. July 2014
The main purpose of this paper is to explore a possible generic methodology for the operationalisation of ESC rights, exemplified through one of the rights under Article 11 of ICESCR: The right to water. The key aims of this methodology is: To identify the core normative dimensions of the right in...
1. July 2014
This report shows how governments can put corporate responsibility for human rights in motion. It outlines ways forward for governments wanting to strengthen corporate responsibility for human rights. The report is based on input from hundreds of experts. The report is the result of a joint project...
18. June 2014
The publication outlines the key international human rights instruments which establish the right to participate in the conduct of public affairs. The publication places a focus on the obligations of states having ratified international instruments providing for the right to participation. In the...
2. June 2014
The Danish Institute for Human Rights publishes new research documenting and analyzing divorce, legal pluralism and human rights in Mali, Niger and Senegal. The publication looks into both the legal framework in place and its application in practice and in contact with traditional and religious...
14. April 2014
The Danish Institute for Human Rights has a special obligation to counsel the the Danish parlament on the human rights in Denmark. The parlament needs to know how society is developing and what the Institute for Human Rights uses the Finance Act for. Happy reading.
17. March 2014
The West Africa strategy 2007 - 2011 developed by the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) takes its outset in human rights projects in the three francophone Sahel countries: Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, as well as in regional projects.
17. March 2014
This book is not a textbook about human rights but a book describing a number of processes applicable for the implementation of human rights. The book describes the thinking and the principles and tools contained in the Flow of Justice-concept developed by the Danish Institute for Human Rights. It...
17. March 2014
In Denmark, there is broad consensus that the use of coercive measures in mental health treatment must be reduced. Whether this effort is succeeding, however, is still controversial. Efforts are being made in many areas. As a small contribution, the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) has...
14. March 2014
Once a year the Institute for Human Rights publish an overview of the human rights situation in Denmark. In the 2013 edition we take stock of 19 central central areas, such as children, data protection, loss of liberty, and freedom of speech.
12. March 2014
In recent years, new constitutions have been discussed, drafted and adopted in many places of the World. The constitutional protection of human rights is one of the core elements of these processes. In Latin America, Bolivia and Ecuador have been at the forefront of highly participatory drafting...
6. March 2014
This study takes its point of departure in human rights and its values of equality and personal freedom, including for LGBTI persons. It examines human rights challenges not only in the public sphere, but also those that occur in the private domain. Its intention is to combine these human rights...
30. January 2014
Of particular emphasis, participating NHRIs discussed financial independence, operational independence, and independence in appointment procedures in their respective NHRIs’ laws as well as in practice; mapping gaps, challenges, best practices and lessons learned. In addition they discussed...
30. January 2014
In November 2013, the International Coordinating Committee for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) published Business and Human Rights: A Guidebook for National Human Rights Institutions . The Guidebook is accompanied by an E-learning...
16. December 2013
This study reveals the need to strengthen human rights education in Danish primary and lower secondary schools and at teacher university colleges. The preamble to the Act on Danish primary and lower secondary schools states that: "The school shall prepare the pupils for active participation, co-...
23. August 2013
This report is based on the project: It Takes All Kinds: Fighting Homophobia in Schools (ITAK), which was financially supported by the European Commission and conducted by the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) in close collaboration with its ten European partners – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and...
1. July 2013
Is public participation a right? If so, which international human rights conventions protect this right? What kind of restrictions limit the enjoyment of public participation? Are restrictions in public participation the same across various regions in the world? Does protection in legislation of...
1. June 2013
The study was commissioned in order to examine the current situation of public participation and identify the obstacles and opportunities for meaningful public participation in Zambia. The study provides stakeholders with a clear understanding of public participation’s nature, channels and...
1. March 2013
With this publication, the Danish Institute for Human Rights wishes to emphasize the importance of constructing buildings open to the public so that they are accessible to all. At the same time, the Institute wishes to point to some necessary measures so that in the future, everyone can be a part...
1. January 2013
In 2009, the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions set down a Working Group on Human Rights and Business. The Working Group was created to put spotlight on the role National Human Rights Institutions have to play in the field of human rights and business. This...
1. January 2013
The Human Rights Education Toolbox is designed to aid human rights and development practitioners working to promote human rights through education. Based on the work and experience of educators from the Danish Institute for Human Rights, the toolbox provides concrete tools to practitioners on...

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