Human Rights Engagement and How We Can Practically Use it in the Cluster Context

Engagement with human rights system is one of the possible responses to address identified human rights and protection issues. Considering available uses of human rights mechanisms should be an integral part of protection strategies and responses. There are a range of human rights mechanisms, and several ways in which PC can engage with them as part of a human rights engagement strategy. Each of the mechanisms have their own advantages and disadvantages. The strategic and well-planned use of human rights mechanisms can enhance the protection of and the search for solutions for persons affected by the crises.

Organized by the GPC Human Rights Engagement Task Team, this session will focus on what human rights engagement is and how it is relevant to our work in displacement context. Human rights engagement is part of a broader advocacy/ protection strategy, effective human rights engagement takes place over time- it involves more than isolated reports or activities.