Human Rights in the Commonwealth

A Status Report

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Human Rights in the Commonwealth presents a comprehensive survey of the state of human rights, as measured by each country’s formal engagement with the main international standards and norms, across the fifty-three member countries of the association. For each country the report details the human rights instruments signed, ratified or acceded to, together with information on the main human rights institution in the country.

The report also includes articles on key human rights themes of global relevance.



The Human Rights Unit and Contacts

The Human Rights Unit of the Commonwealth Secretariat works to increase awareness of, respect for, and implementation of human rights in the Commonwealth. Declarations by leaders at the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting provide the mandate for the strategic framework on which the work of the Secretariat’s Human Rights Unit is based. These declarations have reaffirmed the commitment of governments to the advancement of fundamental human rights as a core political value of the Commonwealth. The initiatives and activities of the Human Rights Unit continue to evolve to meet the needs and concerns of the Commonwealth.


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