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Human rights commissions and ombudsman offices : national experiences throughout the world

Author: Kamal Hossain
Publisher: The Hague ; Boston : Kluwer Law International, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kamal Hossain
ISBN: 9041115862 9789041115867
OCLC Number: 46449086
Description: xxxi, 864 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Kamal Hossain --
Contextualizing the Establishment of the Institutions of Human Rights Protection in Ethiopia / Haile Selassie, Gebre Selassie and Edmond Volker --
pt. 1. Background Papers and Special Topics. The Structure of Human Rights in Federations / Yash Ghai. Human Rights and Development / Kamal Hossain. The Role of International Organizations and NGOs in the Protection of Human Rights / Patricia Hyndman. To Punish or to Pardon --
A Devil's Choice: Dealing with Human Rights Violations Committed under a Previous Regime / Luc Huyse. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa / Alex Boraine. The Importance of the Ethiopian Trials in Reinforcing Human Rights Protection in Ethiopia / Rodolfo Mattarollo. Safeguarding the Rights of the Accused in the Prosecution Process at the International Criminal for (of) Rwanda / Bernard A. Muna. Dilemmas of Accountability in Cambodia / Craig Etcheson. The Place of Child Rights in a Human Rights and Ombudsman System / Peter Newell. From the New York Convention to the Institution of the Ombudsman / Elisa Pozza Tasca --
pt. 2. National Institutions for the Protection of Fundamental Rights. Types of National Institutions for the Protection of Human Rights: An Overview of Organizational and Legal Issues / Leonard F.M. Besselink. The Cameroon Experience in Creating and Running a National Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights / S. Nfor Gwei. The Development and Growth of Human Rights Commissions in Africa --
the Ghanaian Experience / Emile Short. Report on the National Human Rights Commission of India / V.S. Malimath. The Ombudsman Institution in Argentina / Louis Maiorano. The Ombudsman Institutions in Austria / Nikolaus Schwarzler. The Parliamentary Ombudsman in Belgium: Strengthening Democracy / Pierre-Yves Monnette. The Defender of the Public of the Republic of Colombia / Jose F. Castro Caycedo. The Ombudsman of Costa Rica / Rodrigo Alberto Carazo. The Institution of the Ombudsman in Mauritius / Veda Bhadain. The Office of the Ombudsman in Namibia / J. Malan. National Ombudsman of the Netherlands / Rie de Rooij. Legal Institution of the Ombudsman / Arne Fliflet. The Human Rights Ombudsman of Slovenia / Ivan Bizjak. The Ombudsman and the Parliamentary Committees on Human Rights in Spain / Juan Vinto Castells. The Swedish Parliamentary Ombudsman System / Claes Eklundh. The Investigator-General (Ombudsman) of Zambia / J.K. Kampekete. Canadian Human Rights Commission / Michelle Falardeau Ramsy. Complaint Handling at the Canadian Human Rights Commission / Gerard Savard. The Ombudsman of Ontario, Canada / Roberta L. Jamieson. Malawi's Human Rights Commission / E.M. Singini. A General Overview on the Set-up of the Malawi Office of the Ombudsman / James Makoza Chirwa. National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria / Muhammed Tabiu. The Ombudsman Institution / J.I. Edokpa. Uganda Human Rights Commission including the Office of the Inspectorate of Government (Ombudsman) / Edmond R.B. Nkalubo. The Role of Human Rights Institutions in South Africa / David McQuoid-Mason. The South African Human Rights Commission / N. Barney Pityana. South Africa's Ombudsman / S.A.M. Baqwa. Human Rights Mechanisms in the United Kingdom / Stephen C. Neff and Eric Avebury. The Commission of Racial Equality / Christopher Boothman. National Human Rights Institutions in Africa / Richard Carver and Paul Hunt. Human Rights in Africa; Values, Institutions, Opportunities / Alex de Waal --
pt. 3. Principles and Guidelines for Establishing Human Rights Institutions. Ombudsman --
Essential Elements / Harley Johnson. The Role of a National Commission in the Protection of Human Rights / Tom Hadden. Human Rights Commissions / Brian Burdekin --
App. Ethiopian Legislation Establishing the Institution of the Ombudsman and the Human Rights Commission.
Responsibility: editors, Kamal Hossain [and others].


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