Municipal Human Rights Councils
The Municipal Human Rights Councils are comprised of civil society organizations, cultural and/or religious institutions, social movements and popular movements, and aim to raise awareness within the municipal administration and civil society on human rights issues. These councils are responsible for approving municipal projects, programs, plans and human rights policies, and monitoring and enforcing municipal policies on human rights.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- only backed by a governmental program or policy
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- civil society
- democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision