Toolkit “For Human Rights beyond Borders: How to Hold States Accountable for Extraterritorial Violations”
This Toolkit contains three practical tools that can support civil society and social movements in the documentation, analysis and advocacy around concrete cases of human rights violations involving foreign actors. Tool 1 provides a step-by-step guide to analysing situations in which foreign actors have contributed to human rights violations and abuses, identifying the States who carry extraterritorial obligations (ETOs) to respect, protect and fulfil human rights in the specific case. Tool 2 provides an overview of the various bodies and mechanisms at national, regional, and international levels that can be approached to hold States accountable for breaches of their ETOs and to proactively advance the implementation of ETOs in policy, law and practice. Tool 3 provides a list of frequently asked questions on ETOs that can help clarify the basic concepts.
The Tool Kit is part of the Handbook “For Human Rights beyond Borders: How to Hold States Accountable for Extraterritorial Violations”, which provides an in-depth introduction to ETOs and the Maastricht Principles, as well as examples on how these can be applied to specific policy fields and cases of human rights violations.