Human Rights Institutions
Learn about the institutions created to protect human rights and hold governments accountable.
I. Preference for Local Compliance
The international human rights system is intended as a stopgap for instances in which states fall short of their commitments. Resolution of issues at the local level is almost always preferred. Only when a government fails to respond to violations should international institutions intervene. Two specific doctrines demonstrate this deference to the local.
First is the...