By Ryan Goodman,Thomas Pegram

nationwide Human Rights associations (NHRIs) – human rights commissions and ombudsmen – have received reputation as a potential lacking hyperlink within the transmission and implementation of foreign human rights norms on the household point. also they are more and more authorized as vital individuals in worldwide and neighborhood boards the place foreign norms are produced. through gathering leading edge paintings from specialists spanning overseas legislations, political technological know-how, sociology, and human rights perform, this publication significantly examines the importance of this fairly new category of enterprises. It focuses, specifically, at the clients of those associations to effectuate country compliance and social switch. attention is given to the function of NHRIs in delegitimizing – although occasionally legitimizing – governments' bad human rights documents and in mobilizing – notwithstanding occasionally demobilizing – civil society actors. the quantity underscores the wider implications of such cross-cutting study for scholarship and perform within the fields of human rights and international affairs in general.

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