The Push for Regional Protection

  • Bertrand Ramcharan
Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)


van Boven was instrumental in launching initiatives to re-invigorate and create regional human rights systems, including the African Commission, a proposed Asian Commission for the Asia-Pacific and an Arab Commission.


Regional human rights mechanisms African human rights commission Arab commission on human rights 


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  2. van Boven TC (1978) Letter to EAG De Silva of the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, 3 May, 1978Google Scholar
  3. van Boven TC (1982) People Matter. Amsterdam, Meulenhoff, 1982. (Edited by Hans Thoolen)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bertrand Ramcharan
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  1. 1.Airlie MountAlythUK

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