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?

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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.

European NHRIs celebrate Human Rights Day

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Each year, 10 December marks Human Rights Day, the day when the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

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Economic and Social Rights: Practices of NHRIs in Europe

NHRIs have a mandate to work towards the implementation of all human rights, including economic and social rights. Visit our new interactive page for an insight into how NHRIs advance the enjoyment of economic and social rights in Europe.
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New NHRI Guide outlines 7 principles for addressing poverty through a human rights-based approach

ENNHRI has launched a Guide for NHRIs on ‘Applying a Human Rights-Based Approach to Poverty Reduction and Measurement’, outlining 7 principles for advancing a human rights-based approach in this area.
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Communications traineeship vacancy at ENNHRI Secretariat

ENNHRI is looking for a full-time trainee to support its communications work for six months. The trainee will play an important role in ENNHRI’s daily work and assist with internal and external communication activities. Apply by 5 January 2020.
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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.