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Brown Bag Seminar on National Human Rights Institutions: Rules, Requirements, and Practice by Kirsten Roberts Lyer

Professors Kirsten Roberts Lyer
Wednesday, February 9, 2022, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Department of Legal Studies cordially invites you to the upcoming Brown Bag seminar with

Professor Kirsten Roberts Lyer

on Wednesday, February 9 at 12.00-13.00

who will speak on her new book: National Human Rights Institutions: Rules, Requirements, and Practice.


About the book:

National Human Rights Institutions: Rules, Requirements, and Practice is an authoritative guide to National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) in their important role as promoters and protectors of human rights at the national level. Since its earliest assessments of NHRIs in 1998, the Global Alliance of NHRIs' (GANHRI) Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA) has developed a substantive body of work that has examined the operation and practice of over 128 institutions in countries and territories from every part of the globe. This book serves as both the first ever 'casebook' on the findings of the SCA, as well as a comprehensive reference for the requirements for compliance of NHRIs with the Paris Principles, and is a vital source of information on the actual practice of NHRIs. The book has relevance outside NHRIs insofar as the Paris Principles, on which the peer reviews are based, are also being used as a reference point for the independence of other autonomous state-based bodies (e.g. privacy commissions). 


Please join the meeting via the following Zoom link: 

Meeting ID: 937 7750 0975
Passcode: 245203