NHRIs and Torture Prevention

Richard Carver, ‘A New Answer to an Old Question: National Human Rights Institutions and the Domestication of International Law’ (2010) Human Rights Law Review 10(1), pp.1-32.

Richard Carver, Performance & Legitimacy: National human rights institutions, Versoix, Switzerland: International Council on Human Rights Policy: 2004 (2nd ed).

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, ‘Civil Society and National Human Rights Institutions’, (2011) The International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law 13(4)

Ryan Goodman and Thomas Pegram (eds.), Human Rights, State Compliance, and Social Change: Assessing National Human Rights Institutions, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Thomas Pegram, ‘National human rights institutions in Latin America: Politics and institutionalization’, in Ryan Goodman and Thomas Pegram (eds.), Human Rights, State Compliance, and Social Change: Assessing National Human Rights Institutions, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2012).

Thomas Pegram, ‘Weak institutions, rights claims and pathways to compliance: the transformative role of the Peruvian Human Rights Ombudsman’, (2011) Journal of Oxford Development Studies 39(2), pp. 229-250

Thomas Pegram, Bridging the Gap: The Defensoría, Informal Institutions and the ‘Accountability Gap’ in Peruvian Politics’, in Peruvian Democracy: Old Problems, New Challenges, (London: Institute for the Study of the Americas, May 2011) (Introduction.pdf)

Thomas Pegram, ‘La Defensoría de los Habitantes de Costa Rica: ¿un puente entre el estado y la sociedad?’, in Yanina Welp and Laurence Whitehead (eds.), Caleidoscopio de la innovación democrática en América Latina, FLACSO-Center for Research on Direct Democracy, 2011.

Thomas Pegram, ‘National human rights institutions and their potential role in prevention and response to mass atrocities in Latin America’, in Responsibility to Protect in Latin America, (New York: Routledge Press, forthcoming 2011)

Thomas Pegram, ‘Diffusion across political systems: the global spread of national human rights institutions’, (2010) Human Rights Quarterly 32(3), pp.729-760.

Thomas Pegram, ‘Accountability in hostile times: the case of the Peruvian Human Rights Ombudsman 1996-2001’, (2008) Journal of Latin American Studies 40(1), pp. 51-82.

Elina Steinerte and Rachel Murray, ‘Same but Different? National human rights commission and ombudsman institutions as national preventive mechanisms under the Optional Protocol to the UN Torture Convention’, (2009) Essex Human Rights Review 6(1), (Preventing Torture in the 21st Century: Monitoring in Europe Two Decades On, Monitoring Globally Two Years On Part I (Special Issue 2009), pp. 54- 72.