Taking a Human Rights Based Approach

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PANEL Principles

  • Participation

  • Accountability

  • Non-discrimination

  • Empowerment

  • Legality

  • Understanding Context

    In order to ground the policy in legally binding human rights standards policy makers should look to all relevant human rights case law and recommendations from international human rights bodies

  • Consensus

    In order to ensure their voices are included in the feedback policy makers should proactively seek out those groups of rights holders who are most marginalised

  • Implementation

    At this stage it may be necessary to engage with other departments or agencies whose work will also impact on the human rights affected by the policy

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