Written by experts in the field, each handbook deals with one aspect of the European Convention on Human Rights or its protocols.
The handbooks are intended as a very practical guide to how particular articles of the European Convention on Human Rights have been applied and interpreted by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. They were written with legal practitioners, and particularly judges, in mind, but are accessible also to other interested readers.
The right to property: A guide to the implementation of Article 1 Protocol No. Each publication provides practical information and guidance on how to implement the right to food and apply human rights-based approaches to key areas of work, namely, legislation, monitoring, assessment, budget and education.
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This first handbook of the group devoted to legislation presents the right to food within the international framework of human rights, especially the ICESCR and other relevant international instruments, as well as the different forms of constitutional recognition at country level. It includes the characterization of this right in the main international human rights instruments, especially its core content and the State obligations. At the country level, it presents the different forms of constitutional recognition: explicit, implied and as a guiding principle of State policy.
The purpose of this handbook is to provide practical information and guidelines for national legislators and individual parties or groups interested in order to improve the process of developing a framework law for the right to food.
Right to Food Handbooks
The handbook presents some preliminary issues, describes how the process should be and what the provisions should be in terms of general provisions, substantive provisions and provisions for the implementation of the law. This handbook presents the process to be followed for the revision of sectoral legislation, since it may affect various aspects of the right to food.
The purpose of this revision is to ensure that the legal framework of the country is favourable for the progressive realization of the right to food. It provides an explanation of the process to be followed for reviewing the compatibility of sectoral laws with the right to food as well as some guidelines and methodological tools for its realization.
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Furthermore, there are some examples of sectoral provisions that may affect the right to food in very important areas, such as land, water, fishing, etc. This handbook, introductory to the group of those which are devoted to the process of monitoring the right to food, presents the conceptual basis for monitoring centered and based on a human rights approach.
It also provides a description of the methodological and analytical agenda for monitoring. It provides a description of the methods for monitoring based on a human rights approach, which entails following up the introduction of human rights principles in the formulation, financing and implementation of relevant policies, programmes, projects and activities as well as their impact on the realization of rights.
Reporting Killings as Human Rights Violations Handbook How to document and respond to potential violations of the right to life within the international system for the protection of human rights By Kate Thompson and Camille Giffard. The Reporting Killings as Human Rights Violations Handbook is a reference guide for anyone who wishes to know how to take action in response to allegations of suspicious deaths. It explains, simply and clearly, how the process of reporting and submitting complaints to international bodies and mechanisms actually works; how to make the most of it: how you might go about documenting allegations, what you can do with the information once it has been collected, how to choose between the various mechanisms according to your particular objectives, and how to present your information in a way which makes it most likely that you will obtain a response.