National Human Rights Institutions

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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.




Commonwealth countries are committed to the principles outlined in the 1991 Harare Commonwealth Declaration. Drawing on the International Bill of Rights, Commonwealth Heads of Government have committed themselves and their countries to work with renewed vigour for the protection and promotion of the fundamental political values of the Commonwealth.


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