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  • Service: Advisory
  • Type: KPMG information
  • Date: 9/12/2013

Human Rights & Parliament,Handbook for Members and Staff 

This handbook provides practical guidance on parliament’s role in upholding human rights and ensuring the effective scrutiny of legislation against international human rights norms and standards. It describes resent case studies and provides tools for committees.
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‘As trustees of people’s combined aspirations, parliaments have a responsibility to forge new tools, develop new mechanisms and espouse human rights causes. As emissaries of democracy, parliamentarians must also exercise oversight of both governmental and non-governmental spheres and ensure that both State and non-State actors do not waver from commitment to a human rights regime.’ World Bank, Parliamentary Staff Training Programme on Human Rights