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In the Local Policies section you will find a compilation of local government policies on human rights, the right to the city, housing and other key topics for local social inclusion and participatory democracy agendas. Our search engine will allow you to select practices according to more specific categories or types of contents, including more than sixty case studies developed within the Inclusive Cities Observatory initiative (a joint endeavour by the UCLG-CSIPDHR, the University College of London and the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra). The Resources section of this Knowledge Hub gathers useful publications, policy documents, international declarations and valuable learning resources.
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An overview of Utrecht's human rights initiatives and innovations. Interview taken in 2020.
An overview of London's non-discrimination policies. Case study written in 2007.
Guaranteeing universal access to maternal health. Case study written in 2010.
Supporting victims of trauma, violence and extreme violence. Case study written in 2010.
Livelihood assistance, agrarian reform and youth development. Case study written in 2007.
An overview of local human rights implementation in Indonesia, with a focus on the Wonosobo Regency experience.
The Social Control mechanism by Bogotá
A local ombudsperson promoting transparency and citizen participation in Bogotá's local government.
The Discrimination Observatory
An innovative, multi-stakeholder mechanism to monitor discrimination from a local point of view.
New York Human Rights Commission
A pioneer initiative in advancing human rights at the local level, focusing on non-discrimination and equality.
The National Human Rights Cities Alliance
Strengthening relationships among human rights city organizers and local advocates in the United States.
Methodological guide on the Human Rights City model of Barcelona
Explore the guiding principles of Barcelona's human rights policy!
Barcelona promotes a plan to fight against islamophobia
Interview with the Deputy Mayor responsible for the implementation of the plan.
Can Jonch Human Rights Centre
A local centre facilitated by the local government of Granollers aimed at promoting human rights and peace culture.
Geneva's Martin Ennals Award
An annual prize for human rights defenders which also provides protection and support to human rights defenders who are at risk.
Human Rights Defenders' Cities
A human rights solidarity initiative by local governments from the Catalan Fund for Cooperation (Fons Català).
Long-term Unemployed caring for the Elderly
Long-term unemployed excluded from the labour market were trained as social workers. Case study written in 2010.
Barcelona's Local Office for Non-Discrimination
An innovative policy mechanism aimed at protecting and promoting the human rights of all Barcelona residents.
The Human Rights Policy of Barcelona (2010)
A look into the municipal human rights protection system of Barcelona. Case study written in 2010.