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National Human Rights Institutions

Emilie M. Hafner-Burton

in Making Human Rights a Reality

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155357
eISBN:
9781400846283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155357.003.0010
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter explores how engagement with national human rights institutions (NHRIs) can lead to localization. It first describes the different types of NHRIs, including ombudsmen and human rights ... More


Making Human Rights a Reality

Emilie M. Hafner-Burton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155357
eISBN:
9781400846283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155357.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law

In the last six decades, one of the most striking developments in international law is the emergence of a massive body of legal norms and procedures aimed at protecting human rights. In many ... More


The Role of International Actors in National Accountability Processes

Naomi Roht‐Arriaza

in The Politics of Memory and Democratization

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240906
eISBN:
9780191598869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240906.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The response of an incoming government to past crimes and gross violations of human rights depends primarily on a combination of domestic political, military and socioeconomic factors. However, ... More


New Institutions for Human Rights Protection

Kevin Boyle (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570546
eISBN:
9780191705496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570546.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Human rights institutions are indispensable if human rights are to be effectively protected. This collection of chapters addresses examples of new institution building in the human rights field at ... More


Human Rights Watch

Aryeh Neier

in The International Human Rights Movement: A History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135151
eISBN:
9781400841875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135151.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter talks about how, despite the Human Rights Watch becoming one of the two most important institutions for the protection of human rights worldwide, its beginnings in the late 1970s did not ... More


Introduction

Kevin Boyle

in New Institutions for Human Rights Protection

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570546
eISBN:
9780191705496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570546.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Human rights institutions, with their attendant mandates and mechanisms for promotion and protection, are indispensible if the human rights commitments of states are to impact on the lives of ... More


Introduction

Tom Campbell, K. D. Ewing, and Adam Tomkins

in The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606078
eISBN:
9780191729720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606078.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This introductory chapter deals with the nature of scepticism about human rights legislation which sets up a bill or charter of rights with which courts are authorized to interpret laws so that they ... More


The Role of National Human Rights Institutions in Abolishing Capital Punishment: A Critical Evaluation

YSR Murthy

in Confronting Capital Punishment in Asia: Human Rights, Politics and Public Opinion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685776
eISBN:
9780191765773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685776.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Comparative Law

This chapter examines the impact of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) on law reform efforts aimed at abolishing the death penalty in the Asia Pacific region. It addresses the following ... More


Political Regimes in Central Asia: Two Decades after Independence

Mariya Y. Omelicheva

in Democracy in Central Asia: Competing Perspectives and Alternative Strategies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813160689
eISBN:
9780813161006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160689.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter discusses the lack of true democracy in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan in order to set the stage for a presentation of the study's findings. In the mid-1980s the leadership in ... More


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