Defining Rights and Wrongs
Bureaucracy, Human Rights, and Public AccountabilityBook - 2007
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.