Manual on Human Rights Monitoring (Revised edition)
01 January 2011
Human rights monitoring
Note: OHCHR is in the process of revising the 2001 edition of the Training Manual on Human Rights Monitoring.The revised Manual chapters are available on this page. Please see the Training Manual on Human Rights Monitoring (First edition), published in 2001, for chapters not yet covered in this new edition.
Building on the 2001 edition, this Manual consolidates and expands United Nations methodological standards for the conduct of human rights monitoring and fact-finding. It is primarily intended to guide the work of human rights officers in United Nations human rights field presences, and integrates the additional experience and good practices developed over two decades of fieldwork, including by addressing areas where further guidance proved to be necessary, such as analysis, protection of witnesses, victims and sources, and monitoring of economic, social and cultural rights. The standards set out are equally applicable to the work of international, regional and national bodies, mechanisms and institutions that carry out human rights monitoring, including commissions of inquiry and human rights special procedures.
The print version of this publication is available as A4 individual ring-bound chapter booklets encased in a plastic binder/suitcase.