Driving domestic implementation and impact: the Georgian Human Rights Council

by Natalia Jaliashvili, Head of the Human Rights Secretariat of the Administration of the Government of Georgia and the URG team Blog, By invitation, Contemporary and emerging human rights issues, In focus: domestic implementation of universal norms

According to the preamble of the Constitution of Georgia, it is the will of all Georgian citizens to establish a democratic social order that guarantees respect for human rights – not in isolation – but through continued cooperation with other peaceful nations. Respect for fundamental human rights therefore represents not only an integral part of Georgia’s legal and political reality, …

The Council’s impact on the ground: a view from Jakarta

by Caka A. Awal* and the URG team Blog, By invitation, In focus: domestic implementation of universal norms

5th September 2016, Jakarta  On 2nd August I landed back in Jakarta after three-and-a-half years with the Indonesian team at the Human Rights Council. As well as giving me time to readjust to life back home, the intervening weeks have given me time to reflect on the nature and extent of the ‘on the ground’ impact of my work at …