The work of the Senior Human Rights Officer will be centered around the following areas:
Activities will take place in the framework of the recommendations of the relevant Treaty Bodies and Special Procedures, in the form of follow-up workshops and trainings, as well as targeted technical advice for the amendment of legislation or the design of policies and implementing strategies. Priority areas include the administration of justice, the penal system and the protection of vulnerable groups.
A comprehensive assessment of national development plans/ poverty reduction strategy papers, as well as of UNCTs’ programmes will be conducted. On the basis of this assessment, activities will be designed to further incorporate human rights-based approaches into poverty reduction and economic development strategies.
Strategies will be developed for strengthening local protection mechanisms and enhancing the capacity of civil society organizations to ensure the protection of human rights defenders.