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OHRC Guidelines on Developing Human Rights Policies and Procedures

This is the Guidelines on Developing Human Rights Policies and Procedures published by the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC), last revised in 2008. This is a valuable capacity-building tool that organizations can use when writing, reviewing, and updating policy. 

http://www.ohrc.on.ca/en/guidelines-developing-human-rights-policies-and-procedures 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Introduction

II. Organizational Responsibility for Preventing and Addressing Human Rights Issues

  • Why Develop Positive Practices? 
  • Legal Obligations 

III. Developing Organizational Policies, Programs and Procedures

IV. Barrier Prevention, Review and Removal

  • Barrier Review
  • Barrier Removal Plans

V. Anti-Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Policies

  • Description and Rationale
  • Considerations
  • Elements

VI. Complaint Resolution Procedures

  • Description and Rationale
  • Considerations
  • Elements

VII. Accommodation Policy and Procedure

  • Description and Rationale
  • Considerations
  • Elements

VIII. Education and Training Programmes 

  • Description and Rationale
  • Considerations
  • Elements