Pacific Media Watch

21 September 2016

REGION: New human rights report gives analysis on PIF states

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The research is a follow-up from the: 2012 Human rights in the Pacific: country outlines report.

SUVA (SPC/Pacific Media Watch):A new research report assess the political profile and the human rights developments in each of the 16-member countries of the Pacific Islands Forum.

Published by the Pacific Community (SPC) the Human Rights in the Pacific: A situational analysis has collated data from 2012 to May 2016 and gives an overview of each country’s: 

·      System of government

·      Judicial system and administration of justice

·      Access to justice and the right to remedy

·      National human rights institution

·      Security sector

·      Civil society and human rights defenders

·      Domestic law and human rights

·      Human rights policies

·      Right to life, liberty and security of person

·      Equality and non-discrimination

·      Freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly

·      Economic rights

·      Right to health and education

The research also identifies gaps and opportunities to fulfil priority human rights commitments in the Pacific.

Download the full report here

2012 Human rights in the Pacific: country outlines

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