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- Makau W. Mutua
- Comparative Human Rights: Promise and Practice
- The Role of Human Rights NGO's: Human Rights Defenders or State Sovereignty Destroyers?
Makau W. Mutua
Public support and condemnation of abuses is important to their success, as human rights organizations are most effective when their calls for reform are backed by strong public advocacy. Non Governmental Organization is one of the examples of such groups. By their active campaigning, they remind Governments to keep their promise in order to give practical shape to goals set by various national and international conventions on human rights. India is estimated to have between 1 million and 2 million NGOs. Such organizations are characterized, in general, by having as the purpose of their existence something other than financial profit. However, this leaves a huge multitude of reasons for existence and a wide variety of enterprises and activities. NGOs range from small pressure groups on, for example, specific environmental concerns or specific human rights violations, through educational charities, women's refuges, cultural associations, religious organizations, legal foundations, humanitarian assistance programs.
The proliferation of nongovernmental organizations, or NGOs, is one of the most striking features of contemporary international politics. While states remain the major protectors—and abusers—of human rights, NGOs such as Amnesty International have emerged as central players in the promotion of human rights around the world. As advocacy organizations, human rights NGOs work with or against governments in developing agendas for action. Through treaty negotiations with governments, they seek to establish international standards for state behavior. To mobilize public opinion, they investigate and report human rights abuses and offer direct assistance to victims of those abuses. They lobby political officials, corporations, international financial institutions, intergovernmental organizations, and the media. As their numbers increase, so their range of activities continues to expand.
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Comparative Human Rights: Promise and Practice
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NGOs and Human Rights Promise and Performance. Edited by Claude E. Welch, Jr. pages | 7 x Cloth | ISBN | $s | Outside.
The Role of Human Rights NGO's: Human Rights Defenders or State Sovereignty Destroyers?
Human Rights pp Cite as. The comparative study of human rights is a relatively recent academic undertaking. Scholarly efforts in this area have focused on three major research questions. These central themes include: 1 the theoretical question of defining human rights; 2 the methodological issue of measuring human rights; and 3 the explanatory problem of accounting for the variation found in human rights conditions in different nations.
Wolfgang S. Heinz, Scott Calnan. While international human rights treaties define obligations of states and subjective rights of people living under their jurisdiction, and beyond extraterritorial obligations of human rights treaties , it has become increasingly evident that civil society activities are crucial to helping establish a strong effective human rights system in any given country.