Towards Intersex Legal Protection Beyond Europe

  • Nikoletta Pikramenou


Human rights have been institutionalised globally through the United Nations system and the connections between the development of international human rights institutions, frameworks and policies. At the same time, the development of international human rights law and policy have been influenced by regionalism. Regional human rights bodies monitor, promote and protect human rights around the world. Furthermore, regional human rights systems play a significant role in protecting human rights among their Member States, including by deciding States’ responsibility for violations alleged in complaints submitted by individuals. Different theories on the relationship between international and regional human rights law and mechanisms have been advanced over the years. For instance, a growing literature emphasises the extent to which international human rights norms are incorporated into domestic legal systems and how this internalisation affects political actors. Other schools of literature evaluate the empirical relationship between country participation in human rights treaties and country performance on different measures of human rights in practice.



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