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Published by Citizens" Constitutional Forum (CCF) and the Institute of Justice and Applied Legal Studies in Suva, Fiji .
Written in English



  • Fiji


  • Fiji. Human Rights Commission -- Congresses,
  • Human rights -- Fiji -- Congresses

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Other titlesReport of a workshop held at the University of the South Pacific on 21 February 1998
ContributionsCitizens" Constitutional Forum (Fiji), University of the South Pacific. Institute of Justice and Applied Legal Studies., Workshop on the Importance of National Human Rights Institutions (1998 : University of the South Pacific)
LC ClassificationsJC599.F4 I56 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination120 p. ;
Number of Pages120
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6854576M
LC Control Number00362485

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National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), defined by the UN as bodies established to promote and protect human rights, have increased in number since the General Assembly adopted principles governing their effectiveness in The UN and others have encouraged states to set up such institutions as an indication of their commitment to human rights, and now over 20 such institutions . National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) that comply with the principles relating to the status of national institutions, commonly known as the Paris Principles, are playing a crucial role in promoting and monitoring the effective implementation of international human rights standards at the national level, a role which is increasingly recognized by the international community. A national human rights institution (NHRI) is an independent institution bestowed with the responsibility to broadly protect, monitor and promote human rights in a given country. National Human Rights Institutions: A Handbook for the Establishment and Strengthening of National Institutions for the Promotion & Protection of Human Rights - United Nations and the Rule of Law.

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