Montreal Gazette, December 5, 2018 After being dogged by accusations of poor management and abuse of power, Tamara Thermitus resigned last week as head of the Quebec human rights commission. “We have to look forward now. There are pressing if… Read More ›
national human rights institutions
Human rights commissions require an enabling environment, a concept that focuses on those external factors that permit institutions to thrive and to do their work freely and without undue pressure or interference. We need to reframe the role of human rights commissions as not only administrative bodies charged with preventing discrimination, but also as norms-brokers that can and must engage with a variety of different norms and systems in order to do their work properly.