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01 Sep 2008 description

The Fourth Expert Consultation on Human Rights Fieldwork was convened at OHCHR Headquarters on 3-4 July 2008. Participants reviewed, discussed and made recommendations to enhance human rights fieldwork in three critical areas:

1. The promotion and defence of economic, social, and cultural rights.
2. Partnerships for criminal justice.
3. Partnerships for responses to terrorism.

01 Jul 2008 description

The Guiding Principles for Human Rights Field Officers Working in Conflict and Post-conflict Environments were launched on 3 July 2008 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, by the Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations, with the participation of diplomats, NGOs and representatives of the major human rights field officer-deploying inter-governmental organisations.

01 Aug 2002 description

This case study of international responses in Kosovo critically examines how the international psycho-social model constructs war-affected populations as traumatised and subject to psychological dysfunctionalism.

The first half of the paper discusses material that questions the international projection of refugees as traumatised. The second half of the paper explores psycho-social intervention as a new mode of external therapeutic governance.