Defining Rights and Wrongs

Defining Rights and Wrongs

Bureaucracy, Human Rights, and Public Accountability

Book - 2007
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Human rights complaints attract a great deal of public interest, butwhat is going on below the surface? When people contact a human rightslawyer, how do they think about and use human rights discourse? How arecomplaints turned into cases? Can administrative systems be botheffective and fair? Defining Rights and Wrongs investigatesthe day-to-day practices of low-level officials and intermediaries asthey construct domestic human rights complaints. It identifies thevalues that a human rights system should uphold if it is to promotemutual respect and foster the personal dignity and equal rights ofcitizens.

Publisher: Vancouver, B.C. : UBC Press, c2007.
ISBN: 9780774813525
Branch Call Number: 353.48 LAN
Characteristics: xiv, 191 p. ; 24 cm.


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