OHCHR aims to strengthen its work on accountability through authoritative, law-based public reports on priority themes, accompanied by direct interventions with duty-bearers, advocacy and media work. The Office will work with the UN Country Team to integrate human rights law into joint statements and work with NGOs to develop complementary strategies for accountability.
The Office will continue to provide support to police academies and the judiciary, focusing on transparent and effective mechanisms for accountability. The Office will also organize training for the Palestinian Legislative Council’s specialized committees and staff on integrating human rights standards into draft legislation. OHCHR will continue to work with the Minister of Education and Higher Education to support the Ministry’s implementation of the World Programme for Human Rights Education.
A more strategic approach to communications will be employed by working with the media,maximizing the potential interest in OHCHR’s work on both accountability and empowerment, and developing a webpage to provide information updates on treaty bodies and special procedures. Wherever possible, reports will be made available in Arabic and Hebrew.
OHCHR will continue to work with the UN Country Team, particularly the Human Rights Working Group, to encourage joint activities on human rights themes and actions. Familiarization sessions on international human rights mechanisms and standards and on the human rights-based approach will continue, and human rights will be further integrated through joint planning activities, such as the CAP, for which OHCHR takes the lead in the protection sector.
Building on past experience, the Office will create partnerships with the national human rights institution and civil society actors to strengthen interaction with international accountability mechanisms. It will also assist groups that are marginalized or are discriminated against, particularly women, persons with disabilities and Palestinians living in remote and/or impoverished areas, in gaining access to appropriate international human rights mechanisms and realizing their rights.
The Office will also assist in direct interaction with special procedures and relevant treaty bodies and will advise on implementation of Human Rights Council resolutions relating to the region.