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A Comparative Look at Implementing Human Rights Commission Laws

Offers recommendations for the implementation of the Law of the High Commission for Human Rights by presenting comparative findings on national human rights institutions in various states. States examined include, but are not limited to, Canada, Palestine, Timor-Leste, Kenya, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and South Africa. Issues examined include broad versus narrow mandates, independence from government control, independence in respect to funding, the role of domestic legislation, and flexibility and transparency.