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International Nongovernmental Organizations and the Global Diffusion of National Human Rights Institutions

Kim, Dongwook


During the past three decades national human rights institutions (NHRIs) have spread to more than one hundred United Nations (UN) member states and become key to human rights enforcement and democratic accountability. Given that NHRIs can take on a life of their own even under adverse conditions, why do governments in the developing world create permanent, independent national bodies with statutory powers to promote and protect human rights? Human rights international nongovernmental...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: International Organization


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