Human Rights and Local Democracy. Learning Guide

The guide is an attempt to systematize the foundations of legislation, experience, and results of civil activism, as well as good practices that can become instruments for the implementation of effective local democracy.


In the guide, we tried to demonstrate the connection between local democracy and human rights and how to effectively protect and promote human rights through local campaigns and direct mechanisms for direct participation. The text itself is based on practical examples, tips, and hints on the use of techniques and instruments of public pressure on government officials and cooperation for solving social problems. The guide will be useful for civil society activists, politicians and anyone who tries to promote the idea of ​​human rights through their actions.

Please find the guide here.

This product became possible due to the following initiatives being implemented by the Ukrainian Helsinki Human Rights Union: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation’s “Right to Participate” project and the Human Rights First project, supported by Global Affairs Canada, within the framework of the Ukraine-wide Education Program “We Understand Human Rights “.

The responsibility for the content is borne by UHHRU and the authors, and it does not necessarily reflect the views of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Global Affairs Canada and the Government of Canada.

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