Paris Principle and SNHRIs

National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) are official, independent, and legal domestic mechanisms established by the State with the objective and legal powers to protect and promote human rights. Human rights institutions —national/provincial— are mandated to monitor human rights situations, provide advice to the government, receive, investigate and resolve complaints, deliver human rights education and engage with the international human rights community. In 1993, the UN General Assembly on Human Rights endorsed a broad framework for the ‘status, structure, mandate, composition, power and methods of operation of the principal domestic human rights mechanism.

The authors, Abdullah Khoso & Jameel Junejo, review and discuss the Sindh Human Rights Institutions in light of Paris Principles.

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Acknowledgement: Published by Heinrich Böll Foundation, June 2023

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