ENNHRI Participation in the Fundamental Rights Forum

ENNHRI Chair, Lora Vidović, and Secretary General, Debbie Kohner, met with Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kate Gilmore

ENNHRI Chair, Lora Vidović, and Secretary General, Debbie Kohner, met with Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kate Gilmore, on 21 June 2016 in Vienna on the side lines of the Fundamental Rights Forum. The Deputy High Commissioner highlighted the importance NHRIs’ and ENNHRI’s work during the current challenging developments in Europe. She encouraged ENNHRI, its members and OHCHR to continue to support each other to address human rights in the region, including: migration, older persons’ human rights, counter-terrorism, sustainable development goals and support for NHRIs under threat. Lora Vidović also spoke in the plenary on NHRIs’ work to empower rights holders, and participated in the working group on migration. Organised by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) under the motto "Rights, Respect, Reality: the Europe of Values in Today’s World", the Forum looks at existing challenges and good practices as well as future challenges and opportunities for human rights in Europe and beyond.