UN and International Human Rights Instruments

The United Nations System

Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Core International Human Rights Instruments and Their Monitoring Bodies

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Human Rights Bodies

Status of Ratification of Human Rights Instruments by Member States

Human Rights Treaty Reporting Process

The United Nations Human Rights Treaty System

Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Short Guide to UPR

Structure UN Human Rights Bodies and Mechanisms

UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders 

UN Declaration on the Right to Development 

Human Rights Council Complaint Procedure Form

Directory of Special Procedures Mandate Holders

10 Steps to Writing a Shadow Report

Frequently Asked Questions on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Monitoring Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

RightsApp (allows users to quickly and easily search international human rights conventions and declarations by topic and right)

UN Human Rights Office Mobile App puts human rights news at your fingertips


Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) & SDGs summary

Follow-Up and Review (FUR) Snapshot

Animation video, titled “Leave No One Behind – SDGs and Indigenous Peoples”, by AIPP

The SDGs, Human Rights and Development. The Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) and Civil Society Organisation (CSO) Advocacy for Human Rights - Short Guidance Note, by DTP


Organisation Links 

Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center by HURIGHTS OSAKA

Human Rights Education in Asia-Pacific (Volume 6) by HURIGHTS OSAKA

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development

International Service for Human Rights

Amnesty International

Oxfam International

The Fred Hollows Foundation


Business and Human Rights

UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises by Oxfam

Sectoral Studies on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains by ILO

Engaging Multinationals on More and Better Jobs by ILO

Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples

Report of the Working Group on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises on the Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights


Migrant Workers

DTP Migrant Worker Rights Navigator Tool

DTP Migrant Worker Law Reference Tool

International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families

International Labour Standards by International Labour Organization (ILO)

ILO Convention No. 189

Global Forum on Migration and Development

Abu Dhabi Dialogue

CSO Statement to 5th Ministerial Meeting of the Colombo Process - Sri Lanka

Dhaka Principles for Migration with Dignity 

Recommendations to CEDAW re Female Migrant Workers from Bangladesh

A Study on Budgetary Allocation for Migrant Workers in Bangladesh

New Insurance Plan for Maids Proposed

Task Force on ASEAN Migrant Workers - CSO Information Brief on the 10th the ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labor (AFML)

Opportunities for Improved Support and Assistance for Bangladeshi Migrants in Lebanon


Indigenous Peoples

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous Peoples

Free and Equal: Towards Respect for the Human Rights of the Indigenous Peoples of Australia - A Guide for Community Advocates

Social Justice and Native Title Report 2016 by Australian Human Rights Commission

Animation video, titled “Leave No One Behind – SDGs and Indigenous Peoples”, by AIPP

Useful resources and links



UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities



Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Recommendations to CEDAW re Female Migrant Workers from Bangladesh



Clip on Convention on the Rights of the Child

Convention on the Rights of the Child

Committee on the Rights of the Child



Resources from Alumni


PNG villagers call for help - article on Emmanuel "Manu" Peni and Project Sepik in Power Equipment Australasia

World University Service (WUS) Conference on Universal Human Right to Quality Education from former DTP Executive Director Laksiri Fernando


Lessons learnt from DTP programs to assist in campaigning on behalf of Bangladesh Indigenous peoples from Badal Hajong

Gaibandha districts of Bangladesh human rights awareness campaign report from Samita Robidas


Criminal Prosecution of Tainted Business: A Strategic Litigation against Mahanadi Coalfields Limited from Dr. Subash Mohapatra


Protest Rally and Assembly demand to keep quota for indigenous peoples in Bangladesh

NPMHR - A Bird’s Eye-View of the NAGA STRUGGLE   

Reflections on the Autonomous Region of Bougainville from Surya Bahadur Deuja

Manifesto by and for the marginalized multi-ethnic women in Rakhine and Chin States, calling on Myanmar government to stop discriminatory practices and ensure women’s human rights from Flora

Bawi Nei Mawi

Transformation of Land Use and Water as Human Rights in Urban Areas - Presentation by Rut Ohoiwutun in Oceania Connect 2020 session "Accelerating the SDGs in West Papua - respecting rights and cultures" PowerPoint Transcript

Open letter to Indonesian embassies in their countries asking for the repeal of the Omnibus Law on Job Creation

West Coast Development Foundation: Summary Report on Activities Conducted in the month of September and October 2020

West Coast Development Foundation: 2020 Yearly Reports