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Engaging with UN human rights procedures: A guide for refugee diaspora communities

Introduction

Author: Sarah Edwards, ANU College of Law International Law Clinical Program

Refugees who have to leave their countries of origin often want to raise issues about human rights once they are safe in a new country. This can be an important way for the world to know about what is happening in those countries. This guide helps you to understand how these refugees can raise these issues through UN human rights procedures.

This guide explains four ways you can raise these issues, through:

  • General sessions of the Human Rights Council
  • The Universal Periodic Review
  • Special Rapporteurs and Working Groups, and
  • The OHCHR Complaint Mechanism.

Read the guide to UN human rights procedures

Guidelines For Engaging With Human Rights Council
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