Within the State
Byrnes, Andrew and Renshaw, Catherine. (2010) Within the State. In In D. Moeckli, S. Shah and S. Sivakumaran (Ed.). International Human Rights Law pp. 498 - 517 Oxford University Press.
|Authors||Byrnes, Andrew and Renshaw, Catherine|
|Editors||D. Moeckli, S. Shah and S. Sivakumaran|
This chapter outlines the role and responsibility of the state for promoting and protecting human rights. The chapter first details the state's obligation to implement and internationally guaranteed human rights and describes the different processes by which customary international law norms and international human rights treaties become part of domestic law. The chapter then discusses the principal domestic legal sources of protection of human rights: constitutional and legislative provisions as well as the common law. Finally, the discussion turns to some of the key institutions within the state that have a role in the protection and promotion of human rights: the courts, the executive, the legislature, ombudsmen, and national human rights institutions.
|Page range||498 - 517|
|Book title||International Human Rights Law|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Place of publication||United States of America|
|Web address (URL)||http://primo.unilinc.edu.au/ACU:aleph002181406|
|Research Group||Thomas More Law School|
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