Last quango in Paris? Why the fate of the EHRC is important for all of us – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted October 29th, 2012 in bills, human rights, jurisdiction, news by sally

“In its foreign policy, the UK Government is a keen advocate of national human rights institutions (NHRI’s). The Brighton Declaration, drafted by the UK, encourages Council of Europe States to consider ‘the establishment, if they have not already done so, of an independent National Human Rights Institution’. In June 2012 the UK signed a UN General Assembly resolution ‘Reaffirming the important role that such national institutions play and will continue to play.’”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th October 2012