Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

1392

Date

2015

Date of Award

4-27-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

Political Science

Committee Chair

Dursun Peksen

Committee Member

Matthias Kaelberer

Committee Member

Nicole Detraz

Abstract

International human rights norms are enforced through many different mechanisms, both domestic and international. States are the main violators of human rights and often the international community protects individuals from states. However, since 1991 the United Nations have been accrediting domestic organizations with tthe mandate to enforce and protect human rights within the state. NHRIs are designed to be an independent body while still being part of the state. This paper examines the relationship between NHRIs and actual human rights protections and explores whether or not states are able to protect citizens from themselves.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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