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Policies

Confidentiality Promise

What you can expect from us

Code of Ethics

This Code of Ethics applies to all Commissioners and staff

Child Protection Policy

Our policy on Protection and Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Information Protection

This policy regulates our processing of information relating to individuals.

Current Register of Members’ Interests

To ensure there are no conflicts of interest

Published as part of our commitment to openness and transparency

Conventions

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The base document on Human Rights, agreed in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948

UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

The UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment has been extended to St. Helena

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child has been extended to St. Helena

UN International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

The UN International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination has been extended to St. Helena

UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has been extended to St. Helena

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women is in the process of being extended to St. Helena

European Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

The European Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms has been extended to St. Helena

ILO Forced Labour Convention 1930

Convention on the suppression of the use of forced or compulsory labour in all its forms

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights has been extended to St. Helena

Plans & Reports

Half Yearly Report 2018-19

Report for the half-year 1st April 2018 to 30th September 2018

St. Helena Human Rights Action Plan 2012-2015

The plan under which the work reported on this website rests

The St. Helena Human Rights Commission

A descriptive summary, 2013

The St. Helena Human Rights Commission (AG)

A descriptive summary for the Attorney General, May 2013

Human Rights Workplan 2014-15

Work to bridge the gap between the current Human Rights Office and the inception of the Human Rights Commission for St. Helena due to be launched in 2015

Quarterly Report, Q1, 2016

Report for the first period since the creation of the E&HRC

Annual Report 2016-17

Report for the first full year since the creation of the E&HRC

Half Yearly Report 2017-18

Report for the half-year 1st April 2017 to 30th September 2017

Strategic Plan Updated Actions December 2017

Update on Actions in the E&HRC Strategic Plan, 31st December 2017

Annual Report 2017-18

Report for the second full year since the creation of the E&HRC

Publications

Putting Food on the table

Report, September 2017

How much does it cost to subsist on St Helena?

A Guide to CEDAW

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women is in the process of being extended to St. Helena

CEDAW Leaflet, 2017

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women explained

Easy-Read Guide to Human Rights

Human Rights explained in easy terms

Employers’ Guide to Grievance Procedures

What every employer needs to know about Grievance Procedures

(Grievance Procedures are now required for ALL employers by St. Helena legislation)

Freedom of Information - a Human Right

Describes how Freedom of Information legislation would benefit St. Helena, from a Human Rights perspective

(See also the St. Helena Freedom of Information Campaign website)

Civil Partnership

Civil Partnership is no substitution for Marriage

Marriage Equality

Why Marriage should be equal

Presentations

A diagram of the hierarchy of our laws

Showing how our local laws are subordinate to others

A guide to Human Rights Instruments

What applies here, what doesn’t and what will

A presentation on CEDAW

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women is in the process of being extended to St. Helena

A presentation on slavery

Slavery is entwined with the history of St. Helena

(Read more about the history of St. Helena)

Are you being abused?

How to tell if your Human Rights are not being respected

(Useful also if you think you may be suffering Domestic Violence)

Human Rights 2013-2015

Presentation to the Social & Community development committee

14th May 2014

St. Helena National Human Rights Action Plan

Update for Info LegCo{1}

10th August 2012

Discussion Documents

A Human Rights and Equality Commission

Discusses the merits of combining the two bodies

(Recommendation accepted June 2014)

Who’s Right? - The Citizenship Commission’s proposal for a National Human Rights Body for St. Helena

The Citizenship Commission is asking SHG to support the establishment of the Saint Helena Human Rights Commission to promote and protect our human rights.

Building Regulations, 2018 - Review

Comments on the draft Building Regulations, 2018

The Draft Regulations are in plainer English, but do not meet the requirements for Universal Access for All.

Inquiries

Terms of Reference for Prison Inquiry, 2018

Details for respondents, media, etc.

Final Report, Prison Inquiry, 2018

Published 3rd December 2018

Other Documents

Amnesty International’s “Slavery Today”

A human rights resource for teachers

Conference 2016 post-attendance pack

Post conference materials and directory

Containing many useful contacts

The Constitution of St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha

Useful document for verifying your citizen’s rights

Submisssion to the Inquiry on the future of BOTs

Written submission by The Equality & Human Rights Commission to the Inquiry on the future of UK and British Overseas Territories

Ordinance

Commission For Equality And Human Rights Ordinance, 2015

AN ORDINANCE to make provision for the establishment of a Commission for Equality and Human Rights; and for connected or incidental purposes.

By which the E&HRC is empowered

Footnotes:
{1} ‘Legislative Council’, effectively the island’s parliament.


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