Bridging the gap between established international norms and the situation on the ground is one of the areas where ILPI is heavily involved. We engage in using the UPR and other universal and regional monitoring and implementation mechanisms, mainly by helping states and civil society in establishing strategies, in reporting and in follow-up measures.
Human rights depend heavily on principles of democracy and rule of law. ILPI works on integration of the three principles, putting weight on rights such as freedom of speech, right to privacy, freedom of religion or belief, freedom of assembly and association, but also paying attention to education and the right to work.
The rights of vulnerable groups are often the test of how true the human rights protection is in a given country. Rights of women, children, persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples, and religious minorities – both on paper and in action – are within ILPI’s field of competence.
ILPI conducts human rights training, both on a local level and in Norway. Our trainings are aimed not only at building competence and capacity, but also on building networks within the groups and with related institutions. The core target groups are decision makers of today and tomorrow.