Chapter 2

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Find links to each of the ten instruments on this page of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR),

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For more information about the treaty- and Charter-based Monitoring bodies on the OHCHR website,

For more information about cooperation between the UN and regional systems see,

For more information about the roles and functions of NHRIs and their relation to the international UN system can be found here,

Information on regional systems and instruments can be found through the websites of the coordinating bodies: Inter-American System of Human Rights

European System of Human Rights

African System of Human Rights

ASEAN Human Rights framework

League of Arab states framework

Information on all registered NHRIs globally and regional networks can be found in the following links: