CPG’s Human Rights Online Resources

Fundamental concepts and current developments in international human rights

Our Student Reader (1st edition, 2019) introduces basic human rights concepts and covers a variety of specific human rights fields. It explains the sources and principles of international law before assessing the United Nations human rights system in depth. It moves on to regional human rights protection mechanisms such as the European Convention on Human Rights, the Inter-American, the African and the Southeast-Asian systems of human rights protection. Further chapters cover international criminal criminal law and transitional justice, armed force and human rights, migration-related issues of human rights, and business and human rights.

All chapters are equipped with discussion points and references to further readings.

This Reader has been created with the support from the Government of Sweden and the International Center for Not-For-Profit Law (Washington D.C.).

Videos

Introduction to Human Rights – The Generations of Rights

A short introduction to the different generations of rights: Civil and political rights; economic, social and cultural rights; collective/solidarity rights; and rights of future generations.

International Legal Human Rights Work and Global Trends – Interview with Kingsley Abbott

Kingsley Abbott, Senior Legal Advisor, Global Redress and Accountability, at the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) speaks about international legal human rights work and current global trends.

Human Rights and Education – Interview with Sriprapha Petcharamesree

Dr. Sriprapha Petcharamesree, Director of the Ph.D. Program in Human Rights and Peace Studies (International) of the Institute of Human Rights and Peace Studies at Mahidol University, speaks about the importance of access to quality education for the exercise of human rights.

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) – Interview with Frederick Rawski

Frederick Rawski, Director of the Asia & Pacific Programme of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) introduces the ICJ’s mission and mandate as well as current human rights challenges.

Human Rights of Asylum Seekers – Interview with Angkhana Neelaphaijit (Thai version)

Angkhana Neelaphaijit, former commissioner of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand, speaks about the human rights framework applicable to asylum seekers as well as practical challenges of implementation (Thai version).

Human Rights and Asylum Seekers – Interview with Angkhana Neelaphaijit (English dubbing)

Angkhana Neelaphaijit, former commissioner of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand, speaks about the human rights framework applicable to asylum seekers as well as practical challenges of implementation (English dubbing).

Human Rights and Labor Migration – Interview with Natthanicha Lephilibert (Thai version)

Natthanicha Lephilibert, Safe and Fair (SAF) National Project Coordinator for Thailand at the International Labor Organization (ILO), speaks about the relevance of human rights frameworks in international labor migration (Thai version).

The International Criminal Court (ICC) and Southeast Asia – Interview with Lasse Schuldt

Dr. Lasse Schuldt, lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Thammasat University, speaks about fundamental questions and current issues related to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Southeast Asia and beyond.

Business and Human Rights – Interview with Akawat Laowonsiri (Thai version)

Akawat Laowonsiri, lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Thammasat University, speaks about the relevance of human rights law for business practices (Thai version).

Business and Human Rights – Interview with Akawat Laowonsiri (English version)

Akawat Laowonsiri, lecturer at the Faculty of Law of Thammasat University, speaks about the relevance of human rights law for business practices (English version).