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New Tactics in Human Rights: A Resource for Practitioners

A workbook created by The New Tactics in Human Rights Project

A project of The Center for Victims of Torture

Please download the pdf for the full workbook.


  • Introduction, by Justice Richard J. Goldstone
  • Acknowledgements
  • The Need for New Tactics, by Douglas A. Johnson
  • The Workbook as a Resource
  • Key Terms
  • About the New Tactics Project
  • Prevention Tactics
  • Physical protection
  • Sharing critical information
  • Removing opportunities for abuse
  • Intervention Tactics
  • Resistance
  • Disruption
  • Persuasion
  • Incentive
  • Restorative Tactics 
  • Remembering abuses
  • Strengthening individuals and communities
  • Seeking redress
  • Building Human Rights Cultures and Institutions
  • Building constituencies
  • Collaboration
  • Building capacity
  • Building awareness
  • Resources
  • Developing creative tactics and strategies
  • Adapting tactics
  • Sharing your tactic: A sample tactic presentation
  • Self-care: Caring for your most valuable resource
  • Further resources
  • Index of Tactics
  • Share a Tactic
New Tactics in Human Rights
New Tactics in Human Rights
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Peace and Security
Political and Public Participation