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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Opinion on Independent Human Rights Monitoring Mechanisms at Borders under the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum

ENNHRI is calling for all monitoring mechanisms to be truly independent, adequately resourced and have appropriate expertise and powers. Their monitoring should lead to human rights accountability at borders and be considered alongside other EU policies. NHRIs should be consulted and considered when establishing such mechanisms.
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Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers adopts Recommendation on developing and strengthening NHRIs

The Recommendation acknowledges the role of NHRIs as pillars of the rule of law, human rights and democracy in Europe and recommends each Council of Europe Member State to establish, maintain and strengthen an independent NHRI in compliance with the Paris Principles and to ensure an enabling environment for, and cooperate with NHRIs.
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Join the ENNHRI Hub!

This new online platform allows members of ENNHRI to access key information and resources about the network and NHRIs in Europe, as well as to share and exchange with other members. All staff from ENNHRI’s member institutions are welcome to join!
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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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WHY WORK WITH NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS?

Find out what representatives of civil society, European institutions and European NHRIs have to say.