Human Rights in the Commonwealth presents a comprehensive survey of the state of human rights, as measured by each country's formal engagement with the main international standards and norms, across the fifty-three member countries of the association. For each country the report details the human rights instruments signed, ratified or acceded to, together with information on the main human rights institution in the country. The report also includes articles on key human rights themes of global relevance.
Dr Purna Sen is the former Head of Human Rights at the Commonwealth Secretariat.
List of Abbreviations Foreword by Kamalesh Sharma, Commonwealth Secretary-General Introduction by Dr Purna Sen, Head of Human Rights The Core Human Rights Treaties Reservations to human rights treaties Monitoring the implementation of human rights treaties through reports Universal Periodic Review Strengthening National Human Rights Institutions: The Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions (CFNHRI) by Margaret Sekaggya, Chairperson of the CFNHRI Human Rights in the Commonwealth at a Glance Regional Analysis of Commonwealth Human Rights Information Annex: Universal Declaration of Human Rights The Human Rights Unit and Contacts