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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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The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Pichincha
Interviews and Reports

Part of the COVID-19 interview series by the UCLG-CSIPDHR.

Achievements and Challenges of the Human Rights City
External contents

Implementing a human rights agenda in Gwangju.

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Vienna's Local Human Rights Strategy
Interviews and Reports

A look into a consolidate local human rights system. Interview taken in 2018.

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The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Vienna
Interviews and Reports

Part of the COVID-19 interview series by the UCLG-CSIPDHR.

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The "Three Reductions, Three Gains" approach to agriculture
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Fostering a new approach to agriculture through participatory planning. Case study written in 2010.

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San Francisco localizing the CEDAW Convention
Inclusive Cities Observatory

San Francisco's experience in localizing the UN CEDAW Treaty. Case study written in 2010.

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The City Academy Programme
Inclusive Cities Observatory

A Local Public Health Strategy implemented in Recife. Case study written in 2010.

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Promoting human rights from the local to the global levels
Interviews and Reports

An overview of Utrecht's human rights initiatives and innovations. Interview taken in 2020.

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Seoul's local human rights strategy
Interviews and Reports

Overview of Seoul's local human rights plan implementation.

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Promoting Social Cohesion and Protecting Rights
Inclusive Cities Observatory

A community mediation program in Malawi's rural countryside. Case study written in 2010.

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Fostering Access to Mediation Services and Human Rights
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Cazenga's Support Centre Legal Office. Case study written in 2010.

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A Local Strategy to Promote Equality and Fight Racism
Inclusive Cities Observatory

An overview of London's non-discrimination policies. Case study written in 2007.

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Lisbon's SOMOS initiative
Case study

Promoting Human Rights Culture through Local Campaigning and Awareness Raising.

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Kocaeli's Public Health Policy for Maternal and Child Health
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Guaranteeing universal access to maternal health. Case study written in 2010.

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The transformation of social inclusion policies in 2020: Rivas Vaciamadrid
Interviews and Reports

Part of the COVID-19 interview series by the UCLG-CSIPDHR.

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The Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Guarantee Act
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Meet the Mahatma Gandhi job-guarantee scheme. Case study written in 2010.

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Terrassa's Human Rights Monitoring Commission
External contents

Participatory monitoring of Terrassa's commitment towards the European Human Rights in the City Charter.

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São Paulo's Human Rights Secretariat
External contents

Mainstreaming the rights-based approach and fostering inclusion in Brazil's largest city.

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Local Cooperation to Treat Drug Addiction
Inclusive Cities Observatory

A successful cooperative scheme to locally address drug addiction based on public health. Case study written in 2011.

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Social inclusion policies transformation due to COVID-19: Mexico City
Interviews and Reports

Part of the COVID-19 interview series by the UCLG-CSIPDHR.

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Quito's Human Rights Protection Council
External contents

Local council for human rights protection. It brings together Quito's local government and human rights defenders.

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Nuremberg's Human Rights Office
External contents

A pioneer local human rights office focused on awareness-raising, non-discrimination and historical memory.

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Local Initiative on Psychosocial Recovery and Development in East Timor (PRADET)
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Supporting victims of trauma, violence and extreme violence. Case study written in 2010.

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Implementing a "Zero Poverty" Strategy at the Local Level
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Livelihood assistance, agrarian reform and youth development. Case study written in 2007.

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The Social Control mechanism by Bogotá
Interviews and Reports

A local ombudsperson promoting transparency and citizen participation in Bogotá's local government.

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Barcelona’s Observatory of Discrimination
Interviews and Reports

 An innovative, multi-stakeholder mechanism to monitor discrimination from a local point of view.

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New York Human Rights Commission
External contents

A pioneer initiative in advancing human rights at the local level, focusing on non-discrimination and equality.

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The National Human Rights Cities Alliance
External contents

Strengthening relationships among human rights city organizers and local advocates in the United States.

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Methodological guide on the Human Rights City model of Barcelona
Interviews and Reports

Explore the guiding principles of Barcelona's human rights policy!

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A local plan to fight islamophobia
Interviews and Reports

Interview with the Deputy Mayor responsible for the implementation of the plan.

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Can Jonch Human Rights Centre
External contents

A local centre facilitated by the local government of Granollers aimed at promoting human rights and peace culture.

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Geneva's Martin Ennals Award
External contents

An annual prize for human rights defenders which also provides protection and support to human rights defenders who are at risk.

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The Human Rights Defenders' Cities Programme
External contents

A human rights solidarity initiative by local governments from the Catalan Fund for Cooperation (Fons Català).

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Caring for the Long-term Unemployed and the Elderly
Inclusive Cities Observatory

Long-term unemployed excluded from the labour market were trained as social workers. Case study written in 2010.

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Barcelona's Local Office for Non-Discrimination
Case study

An innovative policy mechanism aimed at protecting and promoting the human rights of all Barcelona residents.

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The Human Rights Policy of Barcelona (2010)
Inclusive Cities Observatory

A look into the municipal human rights protection system of Barcelona. Case study written in 2010.

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Voices and insights from Indonesia’s rising human rights cities movement
Interviews and Reports

An overview of local human rights implementation in Indonesia, with a focus on the Wonosobo Regency experience.

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Charleroi's Local Omdusperson
External contents

The city of Charleroi, in Belgium, counts with an advance local omdusperson institution fostering proximity-based access to justice.

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Interviews and Reports
Inclusive Cities Observatory
Case study
External contents
Voices and insights from Indonesia’s rising human rights cities movement

Voices and insights from Indonesia’s rising human rights cities movement

Interviews and Reports

An overview of local human rights implementation in Indonesia, with a focus on the Wonosobo Regency experience.

Charleroi's Local Omdusperson

Charleroi's Local Omdusperson

External contents

The city of Charleroi, in Belgium, counts with an advance local omdusperson institution fostering proximity-based access to justice.