Protecting Human Rights

Parliaments share a responsibility to protect and promote human rights. WFD developed an ‘assessment tool’ in partnership with the Parliaments, Rule of Law and Human Rights project at the University of Oxford, that looks at how well parliamentary institutions protect human rights.

The paper, ‘Strengthening Parliamentary Capacity for the Protection and Realisation of Human Rights’, presents the findings of assessments into the effectiveness of parliamentary human rights committees in Macedonia, Serbia, Tunisia, Uganda and Ukraine, as well as Georgia.