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International Law

 

Human Rights Institutions

Learn about the institutions created to protect human rights and hold governments accountable.

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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...