There are many tools to assist advocates in becoming more well-versed in the area of human rights. Below are some helpful resources.

How to Report to Human Rights Treaty Bodies and the UPR

  • ASH Human Rights Resource Guide

    ASH put together this resource as a guide for advocates that would like to get involved in human rights reporting at the national level. It provides an overview of how to report to human rights treaty bodies and the Universal Periodic Review Read more in English.

  • Japanese Translation of ASH Human Rights Resource Guide

    Japanese Translation of Resource Guide. ASH put together this resource as a guide for advocates that would like to get involved in human rights reporting at the national level. It provides an overview of how to report to human rights treaty bodies and the Universal Periodic Review.

  • ASH UPR Engagement Memo

    This memo explains what the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is, how it works, and ways that civil society can participate.

  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Guidance for Parallel Reports

    In preparation for Beijing + 25 in 2020, NGOs and civil society stakeholders must have their own
    independent process to report on progress made, challenges and recommendations. The purpose
    of these NGO Guidelines for Parallel Reports is to provide a common template for NGOs to use
    for country (city or state) reports. NGOs should adapt it to suit their local contexts and feel free to
    change it as needed. Although many questions are drawn from UN Women’s official Guidelines
    for governments, these are adapted to reflect NGO and civil society perspectives.

Additional Educational Materials

  • USC Program on Global Health and Human Rights: Course on NCDs and HR

    The Program on Global Health & Human Rights at the USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health developed a free online course to address the links between non-communicable diseases (NCDs), human rights and public health.

  • Women’s and Children’s Health: Evidence of Impact of Human Rights

    This report explores the relationship between health and human rights in relation to women’s and children’s health.

  • 25 Questions & Answers on Health & Human Rights

    The first publication in the WHO Health and Human Rights Publication Series. It answers key questions that explore the linkages between different aspects of health and human rights.

  • Global Health and Human Rights Database

    This resource is a free online database of global health and human rights law. Under health topics, select tobacco to find judgements related to human rights and tobacco control for your country.

  • The Human Rights Guide to the Sustainable Development Goals

    The Human Rights Guide to the Sustainable Development Goals developed by the Danish Institute for Human Rights provides information on target 3.a to “Strengthen the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in all countries.”