The research on which this report is based was conducted between late May and August 2008. It draws on findings from case studies in five different organisations. The five case study sites were selected because they each have a reputation for having made some progress in embedding human rights into their work. However, it is important to note that none of these organisations would claim to have ‘cracked it all’ – they are all on a journey and, in some cases, still at the initial stages.
The research is intended to illustrate the variety of ways in which human rights have begun to be embedded in organisations with different roles and remits, the challenges these organisations have encountered and the learning for others.