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Cover: Minnesota Protocol on the Investigation of Potentially Unlawful Death (2016)The Minnesota Protocol on the Investigation of Potentially Unlawful Death (2016): The Revised United Nations Manual on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions
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Cover: Plan of Action for the Third Phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education (published jointly with UNESCO) Plan of Action for the Third Phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education (published jointly with UNESCO)
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 Cover: Resource book on the use of force and firearms in law enforcement Resource book on the use of force and firearms in law enforcement (published jointly with UNODC)
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Cover: Realizing Human Rights through Government BudgetRealizing Human Rights through Government Budgets (published jointly with the International Budget Partnership)
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 Cover: Human Rights Translated 2.0: A Business Reference Guide Human Rights Translated 2.0: A Business Reference Guide
Prepared in collaboration with Monash University's Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and the UN Global Compact Office
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OHCHR Report 2016 OHCHR Report 2016
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Living Free and Equal Living Free and Equal: What States Are Doing to Tackle Violence and Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex People
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Cover : Handbook for Parliamentarians (published jointly with the Inter-Parliamentary Union)Human Rights: Handbook for Parliamentarians (published jointly with the Inter-Parliamentary Union)
English | FrenchSpanish (PDF)
 Cover : Human Rights and Traditional Justice Systems in AfricaHuman Rights and Traditional Justice Systems in Africa
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Cover : Handbook for Human Rights Treaty Body MembersNational Mechanisms for Reporting and Follow-up: A Practical Guide to Effective State Engagement with International Human Rights Mechanisms
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Cover : National Mechanisms for Reporting and Follow-up: A Study of State Engagement with International Human Rights MechanismsNational Mechanisms for Reporting and Follow-up: A Study of State Engagement with International Human Rights Mechanisms
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Cover : Land and Human Rights: Standards and ApplicationsLand and Human Rights: Standards and Applications
English (PDF)
Cover : Land and Human Rights: Annotated Compilation of CaseLand and Human Rights: Annotated Compilation of Case Law
English (PDF)
Cover : Handbook for Human Rights Treaty Body MembersNo.37 Frequently Asked Questions on the Right to Development
Arabic | Chinese | English | FrenchRussian | Spanish (PDF)
Cover : Handbook for Human Rights Treaty Body MembersHandbook for Human Rights Treaty Body Members
English | French |  Spanish (PDF)
Cover :Migration, Human Rights and Governance: Handbook for Parliamentarians (Jointly with the Inter-Parliamentary & ILO) Migration, Human Rights and Governance: Handbook for Parliamentarians (published jointly with the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the International Labour Organization)
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Cover :Principles for Responsible Contracts” Framework Principles for Responsible Contracts: Integrating the Management of Human Rights Risks into State-investor Contract Negotiations - Guidance for Negotiators
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Cover: Behind Closed Doors Behind Closed Doors: Protecting and Promoting the Human Rights of Migrant Domestic Workers in an Irregular Situation
English (PDF)
Cover: Rule-of-law tools for post-conflict States: Archives Rule-of-law tools for post-conflict States: Archives
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Cover of the Commissions of Inquiry and Fact-finding Missions on International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: Guidance

Commissions of Inquiry and Fact-finding Missions on International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: Guidance and Practice
English | French | Spanish  (PDF)

Cover: Women's Rights are Human Rights Women's Rights are Human Rights
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Cover: Reproductive Rights are Human Rights: A Handbook for National Human Rights Institutions Frequently Asked Questions about the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights 
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Cover: Reproductive Rights are Human Rights: A Handbook for National Human Rights Institutions Reproductive Rights are Human Rights: A Handbook for National Human Rights Institutions Published jointly with UNFPA and the Danish Institute for Human Rights
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Cover No. 36 Human Rights and Human TraffickingNo. 36 Human Rights and Human Trafficking
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 Cover: The Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Migrants in an Irregular SituationThe Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of Migrants in an Irregular Situation
English | French | Spanish (PDF)
Cover Fact sheet 25/Rev.1: Forced Evictions

Forced Evictions 25/Rev.1
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 No. 19 - The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Training GuideNo. 19 - The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Training Guide
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Accompanying training modules (in English), for use in developing training courses or as a general information resource on the Convention and its Optional Protocol, can be accessed here.
Cover: Developing National Action Plans Against Racial Discrimination: A Practical Guide

Developing National Action Plans Against Racial Discrimination: A Practical Guide
Arabic | Chinese | English | FrenchRussian | Spanish (PDF)

Cover: Transitional Justice and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Transitional Justice and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
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Realizing women's Rights to land in PDF Realizing Women's Rights to land
English (PDF)
Cover: The Core International Human Rights Treaties (Rev. 1) The Core International Human Rights Treaties (Rev. 1)
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Realizing the Right to Development: Essays in Commemoration of 25 Years of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development

Realizing the Right to Development: Essays in Commemoration of 25 Years of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development
English (PDF) or chapter by chapter

Short introduction presenting key components of the book
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Mainstreaming Human Rights in DevelopmentMainstreaming Human Rights in Development
"Stories from the Field"
English (PDF)
Indigenous Peoples and the United nations Human Rights System - Fact Sheet 9/Rev.2 Indigenous Peoples and the United nations Human Rights System
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish (PDF)
A Manual for National Human Rights InstitutionsThe United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: A Manual for National Human Rights Institutions
Published jointly with the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions
English | French | Russian | Spanish (PDF)
Individual Complaint Procedures under the United Nations Human Rights Treaties FS.7/Rev.2

Individual Complaint Procedures under the United Nations Human Rights Treaties
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Cover: A Guide for Advocates Promoting and Protecting Minority Rights: A Guide for Advocates
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Cover:  Conscientious Objection to Military ServiceConscientious Objection to Military Service
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Cover:  Who will be Accountable? Human Rights and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Who will be Accountable? Human Rights and the Post-2015 Development Agenda
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Summary
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Human Rights Indicators: A Guide for Measurement and Implementation in PDFHuman Rights Indicators: A Guide for Measurement and Implementation
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Human Rights Indicators: A Guide for Measurement and Implementation in PDF Human Rights Education in Primary and Secondary School Systems: A Self-assessment Guide for Governments (published jointly with UNESCO)
English | French | Spanish (PDF)
Women and Right to Adequate Housing (HR/PUB/11/02) in PDFWomen and the Right to Adequate Housing"
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Cover Booklet on LGBT equality ("Born Free and Equal")

Born Free and Equal: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Human Rights Law
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Unofficial translations: Portuguese | Vietnamese (20Mb, PDF) | Farsi, Fact sheet 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

World Programme for Human Rights Education No. 7 Plan of Action for the Second Phase of the World Programme for Human Rights Education (published jointly with UNESCO)
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish (PDF)
The United Nations Human Rights Treaty System (Rev.1) The United Nations Human Rights Treaty System (Rev.1)
Arabic | Chinese | English | FrenchRussian | Spanish (PDF)
A Guide for Business: How to Develop a Human Rights Policy (published jointly with the United Nations Global Compact)

The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights: An Interpretive Guide
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian  | Spanish (PDF)

Selected Decisions of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Volume 1Selected Decisions of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Volume 1
English | French | Russian | Spanish (PDF)
National Human Rights Institutions: History, Principles, Roles and Responsibilities

Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework Release date: January 2012
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish (PDF)

Human Rights in the Administration of Justice: A Facilitator’s Guide on Human Rights for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers (published jointly with the International Bar Association) Human Rights in the Administration of Justice: A Facilitator’s Guide on Human Rights for Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers 
English (PDF)

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Cover: Catalogue 2017
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features over 150 current and noteworthy titles available in multiple official United Nations languages.


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Cover: Resource book on the use of force and firearms in law enforcement (published jointly with UNODC)
Resource book on the use of force and firearms in law enforcement (published jointly with UNODC)
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