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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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The Council of Europe and European Union strengthen protection against abusive lawsuits silencing critical voices

Recently, new measures were adopted at the European level to protect against abusive and manifestly unfounded lawsuits that aim to silence those who engage in public participation in matters of public interest – including National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs).
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Finalised draft Convention on AI, Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law raises concerns

The finalisation of the Council of Europe's draft Convention on AI is a milestone. While ENNHRI welcomes its finalisation, the Convention still lacks essential safeguards.
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ENNHRI urges Council of Europe Member States to adopt a binding instrument on the right to a healthy environment

ENNHRI’s new statement outlines why recognising the right to a healthy environment at the European level will bring substantive benefits for societies.
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New report reveals rule of law landscape in the European Union

For the fifth year running, NHRIs in the EU have reported on their national rule of law situation. They also recommend how state authorities and regional policymakers can strengthen the rule of law across the EU.
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