Monitoring and reporting human rights violations in Africa : a handbook for community activists

This handbook is intended for local human rights monitors, which can be community workers, paralegals, people associated with a church or mosque, teachers, health workers, members of women’s organisations, development workers, community leaders etc. It is based on everyday reality, having been written by an African human rights defender working in rural areas, with contributions by others from different parts of Africa.
The handbook is divided into seven sections. The first six provide information on (i) contact-building, (ii) monitoring, (iii) fact-finding and interviewing, (iv) documenting and reporting, (v) principles and (vi) some advice. The last section explains different violations and provides checklists for documenting and reporting. Annex 1 gives a checklist for monitoring and writing a situation report.

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