Human Rights Indicators for Assessing State Compliance with International Human Rights

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Abstract

This article discusses human rights indicators for assessing state compliance with international human rights. It analyses the use of human rights indicators before treaty bodies, how human rights aspects are to be integrated into these indicators and what conceptual framework must be developed for their establishment. The article also examines the different kinds of data required for human rights indicators, the way in which indicators relating to both civil and political and economic, social and cultural rights could be developed as well as the types of human rights indicators that could be used. The article concludes with how to make human rights indicators a useful instrument for monitoring state compliance with international human rights.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-49
Number of pages27
JournalNordic Journal of International Law
Volume77
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes

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