The efficacy of national human rights institutions seen in context: lessons from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

Author(s)

Liljeblad, Jonathan

Abstract

In Human Rights Resolution 2005/74, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights recognized the importance of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRis) in protecting human rights and called for further work to nurture their growth. In an effort to address critiques that it fell short of U.N. expectations for NHRis, in March 2014 Myanmar's government enacted the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Law to reform the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) in accord with the Paris Principles.

Publication year

2017

Publication type

Journal article

Source

Yale Human Rights and Development Journal, Vol. 19, no. 1 (2017), article no. 3

ISSN

1548-2596

Publisher

Yale University Law School

Copyright

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