National Human Rights Institutions

Best Practice

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This book explains the role, background and issues surrounding the establishment of National Human Rights Institutions. It brings together the experience of NHRIs across the Commonwealth and serves as a useful guide.




An NHRI must be readily accessible to its clients - those individuals and groups whose rights it has been established to promote and protect. In this respect, it is essential to recognise that many of the most important clients - those who are most in need of help - will often be difficult to reach through standard channels of communication. It is important that the location of offices does not deter clients from filing complaints.


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