Our capacity building work
Ensuring a vibrant, strong civil society is recognised in a number of human rights treaties. Through our capacity building work, we help civil society organisations in England and Wales to understand their rights, support them to engage with UN human rights processes as a means of asserting those rights, and encourage and defend their ability to advocate for change at the domestic level.
As part of this work, we are providing free training sessions to introduce stakeholders to the UK’s international human rights obligations and demonstrate how to use the human rights tracker. If your organisation would be interested in taking part in one of these sessions, please let us know.
We have also published new research, conducted for the Commission by the University of Nottingham, which assesses the extent of civil society’s engagement with UN human rights treaties and review mechanisms and, crucially, how this engagement can be strengthened. We are using these research findings to inform our capacity-building work with civil society.