25 January 2016
The Human Rights Consortium campaigns for a human rights based society, with laws developed in accordance with recognised international legal standards. These international standards, drawn from various United Nations and European conventions and charters, have been signed up to by the UK government.
The Consortium seeks to use its position as a coalition of organisations to support civil society participation and coordination in the monitoring mechanisms for these standards. We work to develop positive engagement with Northern Ireland and UK departments responsible for their implementation. We seek to do this through a mixture of the following methods:
- Awareness raising
- Evaluating and enhancing engagement & participation
- Monitoring and advocacy on implementation
For more information on the International Standards, see our guide Engaging with UN HR Monitoring Mechanisms – Final Guide (12 PT) to engaging with UN Human Rights Monitoring Mechanisms.