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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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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State of the Rule of Law in Europe

This report brings together reporting from NHRIs in Europe on the rule of law situation in their country. It identifies key trends across the region and details the specific situation in each country, including in the context of COVID-19 responses.
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Stronger human rights monitoring at Europe’s borders – why NHRIs are part of the solution

National Human Rights Institutions are playing a crucial role in independently monitoring Europe’s borders, and their work should be reinforced.
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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.