Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2007.
xiv, 555 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Raoul Wallenberg Institute human rights library. 1388-3208 ; v. 27.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction and overview The evolving international order The United Nations and National human rights institutions in the Asia-Pacific region: an overview The United Nations The 1993 World Conference on Human Rights The process of establishment Mandates powers and functions Mandates The importance of international instruments Powers and functions Other essential characteristics Independence Accessibility Adequate resources The membership of the institution Cooperation with non government organisations (NGOs) Relations with the executive, parliament, the judiciary and other institutions Relations with the executive Relations with the parliament Relations with the judiciary Relations with other institutions Cooperation between NHRIS, the international treaty bodies, the U.N. Commission on Human Rights and other charter-based mechanisms The international treaty bodies Special procedures The United Nations Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Regional cooperation Background The Asia-Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions Challenges and Strategies Economic, social and cultural rights NHRIs in conflict situations National inquiries National human rights action plans Conclusion Appedices Principles relating to the status and functioning of national institutions for protection and promotion of human rights (the Paris Principles) Amnesty International's recommendations for effective protection and promotion of human rights institutions United Nations treaty bodies' general comments CESCR General Comment No. XVII: establishment of national institutions to facilitate implementation of the Convention (25/03/93. Gen Rec. No. 17) CRC General Comment No. 2: the role of independent national human rights institutions in the protection and promotion of the rights of the child (15/11/2002. Crc/Gc/2002/2.) Other relevant documents and tables The Millennium Development goals and targets The Maastricht guidelines on violations of economic, social and cultural rights The optional protocol to the Convention Against Torture (CAT): Part 4 Special rapporteurs of the Commission on Human Rights The homeless children inquiry The racial violence inquiry Summary of the national inquiry on human rights and mental illness Legislation Australia Fiji India Indonesia Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Phillippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references.