Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

A Practical Guide for Civil Society - How to Follow UN Human Rights Recommendations

This Guide, issued by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), focuses on how civil society can follow up on recommendations of United Nations (UN) human rights mechanisms and mandates or bodies. Readers who are not already familiar with the main features of these mechanisms are invited to refer to OHCHR’s Handbook for civil society – Working with the United Nations human rights programmeand its Practical Guides for civil society. 

A Practical Guide for Civil Society - Civil Society Space and the United Nations Human Rights System

This is the sixth in Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights’ series of human rights practical guides for civil society, and should be seen within the context of ‘Widening the democratic space’, one of OHCHR’s current thematic priorities. This Guide highlights issues related to the work of civil society actors. It begins with a working definition of the terms ‘civil society’ and ‘civil society space’.