Date of Award
Master of Arts
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.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Huddleston, Ashley Brooke, "National Human Rights Institutions: For the State or for the People?" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1175.