A Practical Guide for Civil Society: How to Follow Up on United Nations Health Recommendations

Published: November 15, 2013

Table of contents

1. How to use this Guide………………………………………………………..1
2. What is follow-up and why is it important? ……………………………….3
3. Follow-up on what? …………………………………………………………..5
4. Follow-up methods and activities……………………………………………7
4.1. Identifying mechanisms to engage with …………………………..7
4.2. Engaging with human rights mechanisms throughout
their cycles to maximise impact …………………………………….8
4.3. Mapping human rights recommendations and findings ………..9
4.4. Prioritizing and planning…………………………………………..10
4.5. Monitoring implementation………………………………………..15
4.6. Seizing momentum………………………………………………….17
4.7. Creating and working with coalitions ……………………………18
4.8. Partnering…………………………………………………………….20
4.9. Dissemination and awareness-raising……………………………23
4.10. Advocacy …………………………………………………………….26
4.11. Capacity building and strengthening…………………………….28
4.12. Integrating a gender perspective in follow-up activities ……….29
4.13. Reflecting inclusion, diversity and accessibility …………………30
4.14. Using recommendations in judicial action and litigation ……..30
4.15. Sharing the results of follow-up actions and good
practices………………………………………………………………31
4.16. Engaging with existing follow-up procedures and
practices of human rights mechanisms…………………………..32
5. Follow-up procedures and practices of human rights
mechanisms ………………………………………………………………….33
5.1. Human Rights Treaty bodies ………………………………………33
5.2. Human Rights Council ……………………………………………..38
5.3. Special procedures …………………………………………………40
5.4. Universal Periodic Review …………………………………………48
5.5. A holistic approach…………………………………………………50
5.6. Reprisals………………………………………………………………50
6. Learn more……………………………………………………………………52
7. Contact us…………………………………………………………………….54
 
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