Basic Texts Related to the Safety of Journalists

A non-exhaustive list of texts, declarations, decisions, resolutions and conventions related to human rights and the safety of journalists.

1. International Human Rights Laws

2. UNESCO Resolutions, Decisions, and Declarations on Safety of Journalists

3. Universal Periodic Review Process (including UNESCO's Contribution)

The Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is the UN reporting mechanism on human rights in all UN Member States, to which UNESCO contributes on the fundamental human right freedom of expression, freedom of information, and safety of journalists, amongst others. It convenes three times a year and provides the opportunity for each Member State to declare what actions they have taken to improve human rights within their borders and to fulfull their obligations.

13th Session (2012) | 14th Session (2012) | 15th Session (2013) | 16th Session (2013) | 17th Session (2013)
18th Session (2014) | 19th Session (2014) | 20th Session (2014) | 21st Session (2015) | 22nd Session (2015)
23rd Session (2015) | 24th Session (2016) | 25th Session (2016) | 26th Session (2016) | 27th Session (2017)

4. Regional Instruments of Human Rights Laws

5. Humanitarian Laws

6. Other Measures Specific to the Safety of Journalists

7. Statements by Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society

8. National Statements and Declarations resulted of National Consultations on the UN Plan of Action