In Focus

Sculpture made of small caliber weapons, used as raw material to educative laboratories for trainee blacksmiths, from the exposition "To Be Deter-mined/At Arms Length", promoted by the Cambodian government in cooperation with the European Union (1998).

National Human Rights Institutions in the Arab League member States

This file provides an overview of the National Human Rights Institutions operating in the Arab League member States, accredited (or...


Created on: 02/08/2013 - Last Update: 26/9/2013
Profiles of people walking

Ratification status of the major UN human rights treaties and of the African Charter on Human Rights and the Peoples’...


Created on: 30/07/2013 - Last Update: 26/9/2013
Children inside in a truck

Arab League combating human trafficking

This in-depth file gives an overview of the involvement that Arab League has in the anti- human trafficking field, the...


Created on: 30/07/2013 - Last Update: 26/9/2013
Secretary-General Kofi Annan (left) addressing the Summit of the League of Arab States, in Algiers. The Secretary-General visited Algeria to attend the Summit of the League of Arab States. Also present is Amre Moussa (center), Secretary-General of the Lea

Arab League Summits dealing with human rights

This in-depth file reviews some of the major Arab League Summits since the creation of the organization, specifically those that...


Created on: 30/07/2013 - Last Update: 26/9/2013
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre) meets with Nabil El Araby (right), Secretary-General of the League of Arab States, and Lakhdar Brahimi, Joint Special Representative of the UN and the League of Arab States for Syria. 27 September 2012

Arab League initiatives, proposals and partnerships for peace and human rights

This in-depth file gives a brief overview of some of the initiatives, partnerships and researches launched by the Arab League...


Created on: 30/07/2013 - Last Update: 26/9/2013
Two childs reading

Arab League specialized institutions on Human Rights


Created on: 30/07/2013 - Last Update: 26/9/2013
Syrian women protest showing placards

The Arab Charter on Human Rights


Created on: 30/07/2013 - Last Update: 26/9/2013
The official flag of the League of Arab States

Arab League presentation - infrastructure

The League of Arab States, commonly called Arab League is a regional organization that consists of independent Arab States in...


Created on: 25/07/2013 - Last Update: 26/9/2013
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The Judgement of the Permanent People’s Tribunal, May 2010

In May 2010, the Permanent People's Tribunal met in Madrid to hold its session on 'The European Union and Transnational...


Created on: 21/10/2011 - Last Update: 21/10/2011
Artic ice viewed from aboard the Norwegian Coast Guard vessel, "KV Svalbard", during Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's visit to the Polar ice rim to witness firsthand the impact of climate change on icebergs and glaciers.

Agrofuels and climate change: a false solution

The opinion supporting the spread of agrofuels highlights their better performance, in terms of greenhouse gas emissions, in the final...


Created on: 21/10/2011 - Last Update: 21/10/2011
A painting on yellow cloth, created for an exhibit inside the UNESCO Headquarters, in occasion of the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

The inhuman working conditions in monocropping plantations as new forms of slavery

Many field studies show that workers employed in the agroenergy plantations are contracted as temporary labourers and they cannot break...


Created on: 21/10/2011 - Last Update: 21/10/2011
A Sudanese student drinks and washes her face at a new water fountain in a primary school for girls

The effects of the production and the use of agrofuels on human rights: the indigenous peoples’ right to natural resources...

The international instruments on the rights of indigenous peoples recognise their right to natural resources. A specific right to water...


Created on: 21/10/2011 - Last Update: 21/10/2011
Farmers work the rice fields in Palung, Nepal

Land tenure and agrofuels

One of the first obstacles to the enjoyment of the right to lands, territories and natural resources is the uncertainty...


Created on: 21/10/2011 - Last Update: 21/10/2011
A Kirghiz family at the foot of the Kongur mountains in Xinjiang, China.

The effects of the production and the use of agrofuels on human rights: the indigenous peoples' right to land and...

Evictions, expropriations and displacements justified by official discourses on the necessities of development implemented by unlawful and often violent means...


Created on: 21/10/2011 - Last Update: 21/10/2011
Arid land

The effects of the production and the use of agrofuels on human rights: the right to water

The entire production cycle of agrofuels, from sowing to processing, requires a great amount of water: both for irrigation of...


Created on: 19/10/2011 - Last Update: 19/10/2011