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National human rights institutions in Africa

Richard Carver

National human rights institutions in Africa

by Richard Carver

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Published by African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies in The Gambia, West Africa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Human rights -- Africa -- Societies, etc,
    • Civil rights -- Africa -- Societies, etc

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Statementby Richard Carver and Paul Hunt.
      SeriesOccasional paper ;, no. 1, Occasional paper (African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies) ;, no. 1.
      ContributionsHunt, Paul.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJC599.A36 C37 1991
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 45 p. ;
      Number of Pages45
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1329668M
      LC Control Number92209840
      OCLC/WorldCa27791907

      This book is based on workshops held in Benin, Ethiopia, and Namibia to better understand the dynamics of contemporary democratic movements in Africa. Key issues in the democratization process range from its institutional and political requirements to specific problems such as ethnic conflict, corruption, and role of donors in promoting democracy. and institutions such as national Human Rights Commissions. The paper describes innovative human rights institutions and practices in South Africa since the transition to democracy in The paper does not purport to be a comprehensive review of all laws, policies, programmes and human rights developments in South Africa. Rather, the examples.

      Considering the interplay between international and domestic human rights standards, the book explains and explores how the South African Constitution protects human rights. The material is presented in a coherent and accessible style to facilitate the understanding of the past, present and future of human rights protection in South Africa and.   National human rights institutions (NHRIs)—defined generally as independent bodies, officially established by legislation or constitution with a specific mandate to protect and promote human rights—have a number of unique institutional characteristics that can make them effective monitors of economic and social rights.

      Reason for establishing National Human Rights Institutions. The International Council on Human Rights Policy reported that NHRIs are established in three key ways: in countries that are experiencing conflict (usually internal like South Africa, Ireland or Spain), or to respond to claims of serious human rights abuses. NHRIs can also be established as visual institutional security, as a body. The Chapter 9 Institutions in South Africa “With the advancement of democracy in South Africa in , a human rights culture was made the cornerstone of a new constitutional dispensation and a wide­ranging set of human rights, including socio­ economic rights, was inscribed in a Bill of Rights.


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