Find a National Human Rights Institution

Our membership is made up of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) across wider Europe. Select a country to learn about their institutions:

People’s Advocate of Albania

Human Rights Defender of the Republic of Armenia

Austrian Ombudsman Board

Azerbaijan Ombudsman Institute

Unia (Interfederal Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism)

Myria (Belgian Federal Migration Centre)

The Combat Poverty, Insecurity and Social Exclusion Service

Human Rights Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ombudsman of the Republic of Bulgaria

Ombudswoman of the Republic of Croatia

Commissioner for Administration (Ombudsman)

Public Defender of Rights

Danish Institute for Human Rights

Chancellor for Justice of Estonia

Parliamentary Ombudsman

Human Rights Centre

French National Consultative Commission on Human Rights

Public Defender (Ombudsman) of Georgia

German Institute for Human Rights

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Greek National Commission for Human Rights

Commissioner for Fundamental Rights

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

Ombudsperson Institution of Kosovo

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSC 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence

Ombudsman’s Office of the Republic of Latvia

Liechtenstein Human Rights Association

Seimas Ombudsmen’s Office

Consultative Human Rights Commission of Luxembourg

People’s Advocate Office

Protector of Human Rights and Freedoms of Montenegro

Netherlands Institute for Human Rights


Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

Norwegian National Human Rights Institution

  • Head of Institution: Adele Matheson Mestad & Cecilie Ø. Berglund
  • Accreditation status: A (learn more)

Commissioner for Human Rights

Portuguese Ombudsman

Romanian Institute for Human Rights

Commissioner for Human Rights of the Russian Federation

Scottish Human Rights Commission

Protector of Citizens of the Republic of Serbia

Slovak National Centre for Human Rights

Human Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of Slovenia

Ombudsman of Spain

Equality Ombudsman

Human Rights and Equality Institution of Turkey

Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights