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Human Rights City Center

The Foundation for International Human Rights Reporting Standards (FIHRRST) has been assisting the Bandung City Government to develop Bandung as the first accountable Human Rights City in Indonesia through a citizens-led process that was open, voluntary and participatory to all the stakeholders within society. This process culminated in the signing and enactment of the Bandung Charter of a Human Rights City on 10 December 2015.

Following the development of Bandung as a Human Rights City and in order to uplift the conception to the cities globally, FIHRRST has developed a Human Rights City Center (HRCC) website, with support from the European Union Delegation to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam.

The HRCC website is developed to assist interested local governments (Candidate Cities) in undergoing a multiphase process, in order to become, a Human Rights City, in which a human rights city charter is effectively implemented and certified.

A team from FIHRRST comprising human rights experts, auditors, and researchers has designed the project and will support the Candidate Cities throughout the process, providing guidance and technical advice at every phase of the process. The idea behind the HRRC is that all phases will be conducted by the Candidate Cities and through the HRCC website. The Candidate Cities will be provided with instructions, information and guidance necessary to develop a Human Rights City Charter, to implement the Charter and subsequently to be audited to ensure the effectiveness of the Charter implementation.

FIHRRST will manage the website and ensure that Candidate Cities will be provided with necessary support through the website to turn their cities into a "Certified Human Rights City".