National human rights institutions in the Asia Pacific Region /

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Author / Creator:Burdekin, Brian.
Imprint:Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2007.
Description:1 online resource (xiv, 555 pages) : illustrations
Series:Raoul Wallenberg Institute human rights library, 1388-3208 ; v. 27
Raoul Wallenberg Institute human rights library ; v. 27.
Subject:Human rights -- Government policy -- Pacific Area.
Human rights -- Pacific Area.
Human rights advocacy -- Government policy -- Pacific Area.
Human rights advocacy -- Pacific Area.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Civil Rights.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Human Rights.
Human rights.
Human rights advocacy.
Human rights -- Government policy.
Asia and the Pacific.
Human rights commissions.
Human rights.
Pacific Area.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Naum, Jason.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
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Summary:The purpose of this book is to provide a consolidated collection of materials to facilitate comparison of the various national human rights institutions (NHRIs) already established in the Asia-Pacific region, against a background of selected international materials and with the assistance of several comparative tables. The latter are not intended to be exhaustive, but are designed to assist in identifying and considering the strengths and weaknesses inherent in the legislative mandates of each national institution. While the collection is primarily intended for teaching purposes, it should also be useful to countries considering establishing a national human rights commission or, for those which have already done so, strengthening its mandate. For this reason several sections have been included outlining the relationship which should exist between NHRIs, the Executive, the Legislature, the Judiciary and other related institutions and a short section on the importance of the process which should precede their establishment.
Other form:Print version: Burdekin, Brian. National human rights institutions in the Asia Pacific Region. Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2007 9004153365 9789004153363
Standard no.:10.1163/ej.9789004153363.i-558