14 Arguments in Favour of Human Rights Institutions

14 Arguments in Favour of Human Rights Institutions

Edited by Shelagh Day, Lucie Lamarche and Ken Norman


Today, many human rights commissions are threatened or are no longer in existence. This book argues in support of our human rights institutions, including the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights. These arguments debunk current challenges to our human rights commissions and tribunals. Further, they chronicle the ways in which governments have backed away from the project of growing a culture of human rights, and of maintaining the role of human rights commissions to promote and protect human rights. In sum, this book will help readers to evaluate criticism of human rights institutions so that Canadians can strengthen current systems and ensure that they are responding to today’s problems in the field of human rights.


Published 28 February 2014
Publisher Irwin Law (Canada)
ISBN 9781552213520
Australian RRP $70.00
International Price $66.00