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Updated resource on NHRIs for researchers

Graphic: NHRI staff members monitor an election polling booth

An expanded list of publications on NHRIs is now available to support those with a professional or academic interest in the issue.

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An expanded list of research publications on the role and function of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) is now available to support those with a professional or academic interest in the issue.

The Bibliography on National Human Rights Institutions, available on the APF website, has been updated for the first time since 2017 to include a number of recent publications, papers and handbooks and others that were missing from the last list.

The resource features:

  • Human rights manuals, published by the APF, UN agencies and other human rights organisations
  • United Nations documents, including key resolutions and declarations
  • Human rights publications related to the work of NHRIs, including books, papers, articles and monographs

In addition, there are links to the websites of all APF members and other NHRIs in the Asia Pacific.

"With human rights under increasing pressure in countries across the region and around the world, the need has never been greater for strong and independent NHRIs," said APF Expert Consultant Chris Sidoti, who prepared the bibliography.

"This bibliography includes a wide range of critical resources that explain the role and function of NHRIs, identify how NHRIs can be strengthened and describe the impact they have had in different countries," he said.

"It is a valuable source of information for individuals and organisations with an interest in establishing, strengthening or partnering with an NHRI to advance human rights outcomes in their country."

Date: 18 March 2019


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  1. NHRI staff members monitor an election polling booth - National Human Rights Commission of Nepal