Human Rights Go Local Publication Series

The publication series “Human Rights Go Local” is jointly edited by the International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels under the auspices of UNESCO and the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security at the University of Graz. The series is published by HRGL Publications. 

The series allows established researchers, new voices, and practitioners to contribute to the debate on the interlinkages between human rights and global policy frameworks, such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda. In addition, the publication series showcases how these very interlinkages can guide us towards creating inclusive, resilient, safe, and sustainable urban spaces and regions.

The contributions to this publication series are targeted to all stakeholders at the local and regional levels: municipal administrations and regional governments; local authorities and service-providers; city coalitions; scholars and activists; and everyone seeking to understand, evaluate, discuss, and engage in fostering human rights and sustainable development at the local and regional levels.

Volume 1: “Implementing Human Rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the Local Level: Key Issues and Examples”

by Karina Gomes and Markus Möstl, edited by Gerd Oberleitner and Klaus Starl

The first publication in the series discusses three fundamental questions:

  • What are the interlinkages between human rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and what practical implications does this relationship have for the local level?
  • How do local level authorities, such as Human Rights Cities, (concurrently) implement human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals in practice?
  • Which governance levels are practically involved in the implementation of human rights and the international development agenda at the local level and how do they interact and influence each other?

Karina Gomes and Markus Möstl, Implementing Human Rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the Local Level: Key Issues and Examples, in: Gerd Oberleitner and Klaus Starl (series eds.), Human Rights Go Local Publications Series, Volume 1, HRGL Publishing, Graz, 2020.

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Volume 2: “Research on Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels: Methods, Practices, Approaches"

by Isabella Meier, edited by Gerd Oberleitner and Klaus Starl

The second volume in the publication series "Human Rights Go Local" addresses four fundamental questions:
  • How to materialize the benefits of qualitative human rights data for evidence-based policy-making, monitoring and impact assessment?
  • How to translate human rights issues and questions into research questions?
  • How to develop adequate methods for answering research questions and gathering meaningful data?
  • How to make research findings useful to local authorities and decision-makers?

Meier Isabella, Research on Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels: Methods, Practices, Approaches, in: Gerd Oberleitner and Klaus Starl (series eds.), Human Rights Go Local Publication Series, Volume 2, HRGL Publishing, Graz, 2021.

You can purchase the publication here.