This manual is one component of a two-part package of materials for training on human rights monitoring for UN human rights officers and other human rights monitors. The human rights monitoring package also includes a loose-leaf trainer's guide. The two components of the package are designed to complement each other and, taken together, provide the basis for the conduct of programmes for human rights officers in field operations and for other human rights monitors, under the approach developed by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
This Training Manual (Component One of the package) provides practical guidance principally for the conduct of human rights monitoring in United Nations field operations, but it may also be useful to other human rights monitors.
The Trainer's Guide (Component Two of the package) provides elements of training methodology, instructions and tips for trainers, additional exercises, and sample training tools, such as overhead transparencies, to be used in combination with the Manual in conducting training courses for human rights monitors.
Manual users interested in obtaining copies of the Trainer's Guide should contact the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.