Marginalized and vulnerable groups have always existed in societies. Such groups have always
needed protectors of their rights. In democratic countries institutions have had to be established
to ensure that the rights of these groups are protected. National Human Rights Institutions
(NHRIs) are part of these institutions. NHRIs are important and vital as they 'serve as
independent bodies for the protection and promotion of human rights‘.
Thesis (LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa)) -- University of Pretoria, 2010.
A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Law University of Pretoria, in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree Masters of Law (LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa). Prepared under the supervision of Dr. Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua, Faculty of Law, University of Ghana, Ghana. 2010.