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.

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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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Report showcases good practices of European NHRIs in advancing economic and social rights of migrants

The report provides an overview of the main human rights issues faced by migrants’ when seeking to enjoy their economic and social rights and concrete examples of how NHRIs use their mandate to address them.
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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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WHY WORK WITH NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS?

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