Promoting and protecting human rights across wider Europe

We are the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions. We bring together National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) across Europe to enhance the promotion and protection of human rights in the region.

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What are National Human Rights Institutions?

National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) are state-mandated bodies, independent of government, with a broad constitutional or legal mandate to promote and protect human rights at the national level.
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HIGHLIGHT

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New guide on human rights in (post-)conflict situations and the role of NHRIs

The guide includes videos of NHRIs from all regions and their partners, sharing their perspectives on the important role of NHRIs in this context.
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New EU Agency for Fundamental Rights report calls for stronger NHRIs

The report gives an overview of the status and roles of NHRIs in the EU, North Macedonia, Serbia and the United Kingdom, focusing on their achievements, developments and challenges since 2010.
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Join the ENNHRI Hub!

This new online platform allows members of ENNHRI to access key information and resources about the network and NHRIs in Europe, as well as to share and exchange with other members. All staff from ENNHRI’s member institutions are welcome to join!
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COVID-19 and Human Rights

As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues, it is important that governments keep human rights and fundamental freedoms at the heart of measures to combat the pandemic. NHRIs play a crucial role in ensuring that human rights are not forgotten in such uncertain times.
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WHY WORK WITH NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS?

Find out what representatives of civil society, European institutions and European NHRIs have to say.