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Reflections on Government Hostility, Systemic discrimination, and Human Rights Institutions

From: 14 Arguments in Favour of Human Rights Institutions


Discussion of the nature and extent of government hostility to human rights and human rights institutions, and the capacities that human rights commissions, in particular, have to address systemic discrimination and to counteract chill and denial.



Shelagh Day

Shelagh Day is an expert on human rights with many years of experience working with governments and non-governmental organizations, the President and Senior Editor of the Canadian Human Rights Reporter, as well as a Director of the Poverty and Human Rights Centre in Vancouver.