Human Rights in the Commonwealth 2010 presents a survey of the state of human rights, as indicated by each country's formal engagement with the main international standards and norms, across the fifty-four member countries of the association. For each country the report details the human rights instruments ratified or acceded to, together with information on the main human rights institution in the country. The report also highlights key initiatives being taken across the Commonwealth to protect the human rights of persons with disabilities.
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 Human Rights Optional Protocols The Rome Statute of the ICC The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Human Rights and Climate Change: A Commonwealth Perspective Commonwealth Map Human Rights in the Commonwealth at a Glance Commonwealth Secretariat Human Rights Initiatives The Core International Human Rights Treaties - Reservations to human rights treaties - Monitoring the implementation of human rights treaties through reports Universal Periodic Review Regional Analysis of Commonwealth Human Rights Information Methodology Annex: UN International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Summary The Human Rights Unit and Contacts