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.



Factors which Affect the Operation of National Human Rights Institutions

NHRIs thrive best in an environment where other national democratic institutions are robust and there is a high degree of human rights literacy. NHRIs are most effective when the nation's democratic institutions operate with a clear understanding of their own roles and functions, when the nation's institutions understand the roles and functions of other democratic national institutions and when the public can command and demand respect for human rights.


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