The Independence of Human Rights Institutions

Gillian Triggs

“National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) are seen as an integral part of the protection of human rights in the 21st century. These institutions play a remarkably unique role within human rights frameworks, both globally and within individual states. Yet the importance and effectiveness of NHRIs are closely linked to how independent they are from states, in both form and practice. This chapter considers the role of NHRIs and their effectiveness in maintaining independence…”