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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First ENNHRI General Assembly in person since 2019

From 22-23 November 2022, over 40 European NHRIs gathered in Brussels to (re)connect after three years apart and discuss crucial network matters.
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Greater NHRI role promoted in preventing and remedying ECHR violations

In a guest blog, Dr Simona Drenik Bavdek from the Slovenian NHRI reflects on recent Council of Europe guidelines to prevent and remedy violations of the European Convention on Human Rights. The Guidelines promote a greater role for NHRIs.
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NHRIs contribute to draft Council of Europe convention on artificial intelligence

The Convention marks a milestone. Alongside the EU’s upcoming AI Act, it will set out the first regional human rights standards on AI. In a submission, ENNHRI outlines how the Convention can ensure human rights-based approaches to the use of AI.
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Stronger Together: NHRIs responses to the conflict in Ukraine

The human rights consequences of the ongoing armed attack on Ukraine have been immense, especially for those seeking refuge. On our new page, see how National Human Rights Institutions across Europe have responded to protect and promote human rights.
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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.