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.



Significant Issues

In a time of a war or civil strife, the functions performed by NHRIs become even more necessary. NHRIs find it extremely difficult to protect human rights in coflict situations and thus should work in co-operation with other actors, for example, NGOs and other relief organisations, to fortify their position as a protector of human rights.


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