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A Commentary on the Paris Principles on National Human Rights Institutions

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  • Date Published: November 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316633496

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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.

    • Includes a detailed commentary on each provision of the Paris Principles
    • Usefully differentiates between the essential requirements of and ideal approaches to the Paris Principles
    • A critical analysis of the issues that are - and are not - clearly addressed by the Principles (such as effectiveness and accountability)
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316633496
    • length: 214 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 150 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    Part I. Background: History and Challenges:
    1. Introduction, history and context
    2. Challenges
    Part II. Commentary Principle by Principle:
    3. Competence
    4. Mandate
    5. Pluralism and representativeness
    6. Independence
    7. Working methods and strategy
    8. Quasi-judicial powers
    9. Stakeholders
    Part III. Twenty Years Later: Future of Paris Principles:
    10. An evaluation of the Paris Principles
    Annex I. Principles relating to the status of national institutions (the Paris Principles)
    Annex II. ICC general observations as at May 2013

  • Authors

    Gauthier de Beco, University of Leeds
    Gauthier de Beco is a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Leuven.

    Rachel Murray, University of Bristol
    Rachel Murray is Professor of International Human Rights Law in the Human Rights Implementation Centre at the Law School, University of Bristol.

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