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National Plans of Action for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights

In the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, adopted in June 1993, the World Conference on Human Rights recommended to States to consider the desirability of drawing up a national action plan identifying steps whereby States would improve the promotion and protection of human rights.

Handbook on National Human Rights Plans of Action


Australia*
National Action Plan on Human Rights (1996, 1997 Update) [English]
National Action Plan on Human Rights (2004) [English]
National Action Plan on Human Rights (2012) [English]

Azerbaijan
National Program for Action to Raise Effectiveness of the Protection of Human Rights and Freedoms in the Republic of Azerbaijan (2011) [English]

Bolivia*

National Plan of Action for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in the Medium and Long Term (1999) [English] [Spanish]
National Action Plan for Human Rights (2009-2013) [Spanish]


Brazil*
National Action Plan for Human Rights (1996) [English]
National Action Plan on Human Rights (2009) [available in Portugese only]; Update of the Action Plan (2010) [available in Portuguese only]

Cape Verde
Plan National d’Action pour les droits humains et La Citoyenneté (2003) [French]

China
National Human Rights Action Plan of China (2009-2010) [English]

Ecuador*
National Human Rights Program (1998) [English]  [French] [Spanish]

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Plan d'action national pour la promotion et la protection des droits de l'homme (2000) [French]

Finland

National Action Plan on Fundamental and Human Rights (2012-2013) [English]


Guatemala
National Action Plan on Human Rights (2007-2017) [Spanish]

Indonesia*

National Plan of Action on Human Rights (1998-2003) [English]
National Plan of Action on Human Rights (2004-2009) (available in Bahasa Indonesia language only)
National Plan of Action on Human Rights (2011-2014) (available in Bahasa Indonesia language only)


Iraq
The Iraqi National Human Rights Action Plan (2011) [English]

Latvia*
National Programmes for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights (1995) [English]

Lithuania
National Programmes for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights (2002) [English]

Kazakhstan
National Action Plan on Human Rights (2009-2012) [English]

Malawi*
National Plan of Action in the Field of Human Rights (1995-1996) [English]

Mauritanie
Plan national d'action pour la promotion et la protection des droits de l'homme (2003)
[French] and Annex

Mexico*
National Program to Promote and Strengthen Human Rights (1998) [English]  [Spanish]
National Program for Human Rights (2004-2006)  [Spanish]
Programa Nacional de Derechos Humanos (2008-2012) [Spanish]

Moldova
National Human Rights Action Plan of the Republic of Moldova for (2004-2008) [English] Romanian
National Human Rights Action Plan (2011-2014) [available in Romanian only]; Amendment of the Action Plan adopted in 2012 [Russian]  [Romanian]

New Zealand
Action Plan for Human Rights (2005-2010) [English]

Nepal
National Human Rights Action Plan (2004) [English]

Nigeria
National Action Plan for the Promotion & Protection of Human Rights (2006) [English]
National Action Plan for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights in Nigeria (2009-2013) [English]

Norway
Plan of Action for Human Rights (2000-2005) [English]

Peru
National Human Rights Plan (2006 - 2010) [Spanish]

Philippines*
Human Rights Plan 1996-2000 [English]

Republic of Korea
National Action Plan for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (2007-2011) (available in Korean language only - Summary in English)

South Africa*
National Action Plan for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights (1998) [English]

Spain
Plan de Derechos Humanos (2008) [Spanish]

Sri Lanka
National Action Plan for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights (2011-2016) [English]

Sweden
National Human Rights Action Plan (2002-2004) [English]
National Action Plan for Human Rights (2006-2009) [English]

Thailand
National Action Plan on Human Rights (2009-2013) [available in Thai only]

Venezuela*
National Plan of Human Rights [Spanish]


*/ Extracted from the first Compendium of National Plans of Action for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights prepared by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in preparation for the inter-sessional Workshop on Developing National Plans of Action in the Asia-Pacific Region in Bangkok, Thailand 5-7 July 1999.