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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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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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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The EU must put economic and social rights at the heart of its economic response to COVID-19

We welcome the EU’s steps to stimulate the economy and support livelihoods in the COVID-19 context, and call for economic and social rights to guide these measures.
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COVID-19: Now is the time for solidarity on human rights

All human rights must be kept at the heart of COVID-19 responses, as they can help us in overcoming this public health challenge while protecting our dignity and democratic freedoms. Read out latest statement for more.
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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.