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Informe 2013 de la OACDH Informe 2013 de la OACDH
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OHCHR Management Plan 2014-2017 Plan estratégico de gestión de la OACDH 2014-2017
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Derechos humanos en acción Derechos humanos en acción (PDF)
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Manual para las ONG Manual para las ONG (PDF)

OACDH en Liberia (2008-2009)


Despite the election of the country’s first democratic government in January 2006, Liberia is still recovering from 14 years of conflict. Although the security situation has stabilized in recent years, a combination of weak State institutions,weak law enforcement and a weak judiciary means that human rights are not promoted and protected. Reversing the climate of impunity and ensuring justice for all are the objectives guiding the Human Rights and Protection Section of UNMIL.

The Section has built constructive working relationships with ministries and UN agencies. A peace, human rights and civic education programme was jointly designed by the Ministry of Education, UN agencies and the Section, and launched in schools nationwide. Human rights clubs have also been established in schools in every county. The Human Rights and Protection Section has also supported the State in developing laws and policies, including the enabling legislation for both the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Independent National Human Rights Commission. The UNMIL Task Force on the Rights of Children in Conflict with the Law issued a report for study and follow-up action by the Government. Guidelines on minimum standards for operating welfare institutions in Liberia, including orphanages,were endorsed by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare as a result of the Section’s report on orphanages.

In 2008 and 2009 the Section will carry out initiatives aimed at integrating human rights standards into national legislation and Government programmes. Information collected through monitoring activities will direct the development of capacity-building and protection strategies. Providing assistance and support to national mechanisms should lead to an operational and functional Independent National Commission on Human Rights and the formulation and implementation of a national human rights action plan that will include reporting to UN treaty bodies and a strengthened judiciary. Providing technical assistance to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in fulfilling its mandate by September 2008 and in issuing its final report, with recommendations, will be a key priority. The Section also plans to strengthen its engagement with Liberia’s civil society by conducting capacity-building activities.

Contacto

Sede principal

División de Creación de Capacidad y de Operaciones sobre el Terreno
Todos los contactos se encuentra en Ginebra, Suiza.

Unidad para África
Teléfono: +41 22 928 9694



Field

United Nations Mission in Liberia - UNMIL
Tel. (1) 212 963 9926/7
Congotown Monrovia, Libéria

Enlaces

Enlaces externos

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OACDH y su presencia en el terreno

Mapa de las oficinas en el terreno de la OACDH

Oficinas regionales
Oficinas de país

Componentes de Derechos Humanos de las Misiones de Mantenimiento de la Paz

Asesores de Derechos Humanos

Medida 2

Programa de Cooperación Técnica

Instituciones nacionales de derechos humanos