What is a Human Rights Officer?

Human Rights Officer Job Description

A human rights officer is responsible for monitoring, reporting and attempting to redress violations of human rights, as defined by the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 



Typical Job Duties

• Identify human rights violations

• Receive and investigate complaints of human rights, for such abuses as discrimination of minorities or women, unjust imprisonment, violence against children and religious intolerance

• Gather information and facts surrounding human rights violations

• Interview victims and perpetrators of human rights violations

• Observe demonstrations, trials and elections

• May intervene with local authorities on behalf of victims

• Liaise with other organizations, such as the International Labour Organization, United Nations Children's Fund and the International Criminal Court 



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