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The Role of National Human Rights Institutions at the International and Regional Levels: The Experience of Africa


ISBN13: 9781841133942
Published: June 2007
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £44.00



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National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), defined by the UN as bodies established to promote and protect human rights, have increased in number since the General Assembly adopted principles governing their effectiveness in 1993. The UN and others have encouraged states to set up such institutions as an indication of their commitment to human rights, and now over 20 such institutions exist in Africa and many more will follow.

These institutions have taken various forms including ombudsmen, commissions, or a combination of the two. They differ in terms of how they are established; some by constitution, some by legislation and some by decree. These NHRIs have varying functions, usually both promotional and protective, such as giving advice to government, parliament, and others, making recommendations on compliance with human rights standards, awareness raising, and analysis of law and policy. Despite the considerable variations in the method of their creation, powers and composition, most of these institutions have chosen or indeed been mandated, to become involved in international and regional fora.

This book examines these institutions in the African region, the way in which they use the international and regional fora, the effectiveness of their contributions and how they are able to participate.

Series: Human Rights Law in Perspective

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Governing (Through) Rights ISBN 9781849467391
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Governing (Through) Rights (eBook) ISBN 9781509903832
Published July 2016
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Discrimination, Equality and the Law ISBN 9781509904990
Published February 2016
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£20.00
Property and Human Rights in a Global Context ISBN 9781849467261
Published January 2016
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£55.00
Property and Human Rights in a Global Context (eBook) ISBN 9781509901746
Published January 2016
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£45.82 + £9.17 VAT
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Health and Human Rights (eBook) ISBN 9781782251729
Published August 2013
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£37.49 + £7.50 VAT
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Health and Human Rights ISBN 9781841138046
Published August 2013
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£45.00
Rights in Divided Societies (eBook) ISBN 9781847319807
Published July 2012
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Rights in Divided Societies ISBN 9781849461009
Published July 2012
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£50.00
Children's Socio-Economic Rights, Democracy and the Courts (eBook) ISBN 9781847318589
Published September 2011
Hart Publishing
£54.16 + £10.83 VAT
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Children's Socio-Economic Rights, Democracy and the Courts ISBN 9781841137698
Published September 2011
Hart Publishing
£65.00
Judicial Review, Socio-Economic Rights and the Human Rights Act ISBN 9781841139760
Published April 2009
Hart Publishing
£32.99
Making Rights Real: the Human Rights Act in its First Decade ISBN 9781841133539
Published August 2008
Hart Publishing
£50.00
£37.99
Terrorism and the Limitation of Rights: The ECHR and the US Constitution ISBN 9781841137636
Published February 2008
Hart Publishing
£65.00
Judicial Review, Socio-Economic Rights and the Human Rights Act ISBN 9781841133720
Published August 2007
Hart Publishing
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Monetary Remedies for Breach of Human Rights: A Comparative Study ISBN 9781841135113
Published November 2006
Hart Publishing
£61.00
Gender, Culture and Human Rights: Reclaiming Universalism ISBN 9781841135137
Published May 2006
Hart Publishing
£54.00
Property and the Human Rights Act 1998 ISBN 9781841132037
Published October 2005
Hart Publishing
£61.00
Human, Rights, Culture and the Rule of Law ISBN 9781841135069
Published September 2005
Hart Publishing
£60.00
Human Rights in the Community: Rights as Agents for Change ISBN 9781841134468
Published April 2005
Hart Publishing
£40.00
Corporations and Transnational Human Rights Litigation ISBN 9781841134574
Published August 2004
Hart Publishing
£41.00