Human Rights Law
ILPI staff have extensive knowledge in the field of national as well as international human rights law through practical experience as well as academic work including publications and teaching. ILPI expertise covers the whole range of human rights law, from civil and political rights to economic, social, and cultural rights, including rights of women, children, minorities and indigenous peoples.
ILPI staff have extensive experience and knowledge of key universal human rights instruments in addition to regional instruments under the African Union, the Council of Europe, the Organization of American States, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Arab League, and the ASEAN.
ILPI staff have expertise with regard to the norms and the various implementation and monitoring mechanisms. ILPI combines this expertise in human rights law with knowledge of democratization and the rule of law in developing sustainable and long-term solutions. ILPI moreover has expertise with regard to human rights and business, including anti-corruption.
Human Rights Implementation
Our approach to implementing international norms on a national level builds on country knowledge, comparative law, and inclusion of our social science expertise. ILPI has extensive practical experience from analytical and operational initiatives related to the protection and promotion of human rights, with an emphasis on work in countries across Southern, Central, East and Horn of Africa, the MENA Region, and in South-East Asia.
The team has also been involved in policy and advocacy work at regional and international level, together with local human rights defenders and / or the respective diasporas. Particular areas of specialist expertise includes protection of the rights of women and girls, minorities, freedom of religion or belief, and civil and political rights.