The Global Human Rights Landscape
A Short Guide to Understanding the International Organizations and the Opportunities for Engagement
by Paul Coleman, Elyssa Koren, Laura Miranda-Flefil
Throughout the world today, marriage is being redefined by national courts and governments, religious liberty is severely threatened, and abortion is routinely promoted as a “human right”. The international organizations that were established in the 20th century to protect fundamental human rights are instead in some areas being used to undermine them. This short guide seeks to answer three questions: What are the international and regional human rights institutions that exist around the world, why do they matter and how can individuals and organizations get involved?