IJRC Publications

In addition to the below guides and manuals, also see our series of shorter references, including our Thematic Research Guides on specific human rights topics, Country Factsheets, and system-specific summaries of the Exhaustion of Domestic Remedies requirement.

Civil Society Access to International Oversight Bodies: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (2018)








Manual: Advocacy before the African Human Rights System (2016)









Manual: Advocacy before the Inter-American System (2014)

(English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Haitian Creole)

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Handbook: Human Rights Advocacy in the United States (2013)


Primer: Advocacy Opportunities with the Human Rights Council (2012)


10 Essential Steps for First Time Advocacy at the Human Rights Council (2012)