A commentary on the paris principles on national human rights institutions

Gauthier De Beco, Rachel Murray

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The Principles relating to the Status of National Institutions (The Paris Principles) were adopted by National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and endorsed by both the UN General Assembly and Human Rights Commission. Since their adoption, they have become the standards applicable to these institutions with a mandate to promote and protect human rights. This book offers a complete study of the Paris Principles, which includes an appraisal of their establishment, evolution and potential for the future; a comprehensive commentary on each provision; and a practical guide to their interpretation, including the implications they have for the implementation of the competencies of NHRIs. This is the first book to thoroughly analyse the Paris Principles and will be essential reading for a global audience of both practitioners working for NHRIs and the UN as well as human rights scholars.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages202
ISBN (Electronic)9781139565325
ISBN (Print)9781107035737
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes


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