Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

International human rights advocacy has traditionally been defined by the claims of persecuted individuals or groups against states. The post-WWII recognition of individuals as legal rights-bearers in the international arena ushered in an era of human rights institution-building to address the grievances of affected persons. In a typical case, an individual or group deprived of rights sues the state in a forum designed to hear such claims, a classic vertical and unidirectional demand.

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