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

  • Head of Institution: Arman Tatoyan
  • Accreditation status: A (learn more)
  • Membership status: Voting Member
  • www.ombuds.am

Austrian Ombudsman Board

Azerbaijan Ombudsman Institute

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

  • Heads of Institution: Patrick Charlier & Els Keytsman
  • Accreditation status: B (learn more)
  • Membership status: Non-Voting Member
  • www.unia.be

Myria (Belgian Federal Migration Centre)

  • Head of Institution: Koen Dewulf
  • Accreditation status: N/A (learn more)
  • Membership status: Associate Member
  • www.myria.be

The Combat Poverty, Insecurity and Social Exclusion Service

Human Rights Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Heads of Institution: Nives Jukić, Ljubinko Mitrović & Jasminka Džumhur
  • Accreditation status: A (learn more)
  • Membership status: Voting Member
  • www.ombudsmen.gov.ba

Ombudsman of the Republic of Bulgaria

Ombudswoman of the Republic of Croatia

Commissioner for Administration (Ombudsman)

Public Defender of Rights

  • Head of Institution: Stanislav Křeček
  • Accreditation status: N/A (learn more)
  • Membership status: Associate Member
  • www.ochrance.cz

Danish Institute for Human Rights

Chancellor for Justice of Estonia

Parliamentary Ombudsman

Human Rights Centre

French National Consultative Commission on Human Rights

  • Heads of Institution: Jean-Marie Burguburu
  • Accreditation status: A (learn more)
  • Membership status: Voting Member
  • www.cncdh.fr

Public Defender (Ombudsman) of Georgia

German Institute for Human Rights

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Greek National Commission for Human Rights

  • Head of Institution: Maria Gavouneli
  • Accreditation status: A (learn more)
  • Membership status: Voting Member
  • www.nchr.gr

Commissioner for Fundamental Rights

  • Head of Institution: Ákos Kozma
  • Accreditation status: A (learn more)
  • Membership status: Voting Member
  • www.ajbh.hu

Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

  • Head of Institution: Emily Logan
  • Accreditation status: A (learn more)
  • Membership status: Voting Member
  • www.ihrec.ie

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

  • Head of Institution: Augustinas Normantas
  • Accreditation status: A (learn more)
  • Membership status: Voting Member
  • www.lrski.lt

Consultative Human Rights Commission of Luxembourg

  • Head of Institution: Gilbert Pregno
  • Accreditation status: A (learn more)
  • Membership status: Voting Member
  • www.ccdh.lu

People’s Advocate Office

Protector of Human Rights and Freedoms of Montenegro

Netherlands Institute for Human Rights

Ombudsman

  • Head of Institution: Ixhet Memeti
  • Accreditation status: B (learn more)
  • Membership status: Non-Voting Member
  • ombudsman.mk

Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

Norwegian National Human Rights Institution

  • Head of Institution: Adele Matheson Mestad & Cecilie Ø. Berglund
  • Accreditation status: A (learn more)
  • Membership status: Voting Member
  • www.nhri.no

Commissioner for Human Rights

Portuguese Ombudsman

Romanian Institute for Human Rights

  • Head of Institution: Adrian Bulgaru
  • Accreditation status: N/A (learn more)
  • Membership status: Associate Member
  • www.irdo.ro

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

  • Head of Institution: Katarína Szabová
  • Accreditation status: B (learn more)
  • Membership status: Non-Voting Member
  • www.snslp.sk

Human Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of Slovenia

Ombudsman of Spain

Equality Ombudsman

  • Head of Institution: Agneta Broberg
  • Accreditation status: B (learn more)
  • Membership status: Non-Voting Member
  • www.do.se

Human Rights and Equality Institution of Turkey

  • Head of Institution: Suleyman Arslan Chairman
  • Accreditation status: N/A (learn more)
  • Membership status: Associate Member
  • www.tihek.gov.tr

Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights