Volume 15, 2018
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Human Rights Indicators as a Tool for Assessing the Accountability and the Rule of Law
The relation between human rights and the rule of law has been a tricky one. Still, today’s constitutional democracies rely upon human rights and the rule of law. Additionally, the UN has been promoting the rule of law officially since 1992. Despite having theoretical difficulties relating to this matter, some practices of the UN enable us to concretise human rights norms and thus make easier to hold States accountable for their acts. This paper deals with one of those practices, namely setting human rights indicators, and it questions the function of indicators as a tool for assessing the accountability and the rule of law.