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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NHRI Academy 2022: artificial intelligence and human rights

The 9th edition of the NHRI Academy took place on 20-24 June and focused on one of the most important emerging human rights topics: artificial intelligence (AI). NHRIs from across Europe looked at how to go about addressing challenges linked to AI.
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CoE 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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Defending Human Rights Defenders - a resource for NHRIs

This online resource guides NHRIs on how they can work with and protect the rights of human rights defenders. It also features a database with inspiring examples of NHRIs promoting, protecting and supporting defenders and civil society.
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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.