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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New tool - State of the rule of law in Europe

Dive into all regional and individual country reports on the rule of law in ENNHRI’s new tool. Users can compare and browse all findings from this and previous years.
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NHRIs shine a light on the state of the rule of law in Europe

For the fifth consecutive year, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) have shared insights into their national rule of law situations. They have reported on various areas affecting the rule of law, focusing on checks and balances and the impacts of securitisation on the rule of law.
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Outcomes announced of the latest Sub-Committee on Accreditation session

From 29 April to 3 May 2024, the Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA) of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) assessed six ENNHRI members on their compliance with the UN Paris Principles.
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ENNHRI speaks out in support of the Armenian NHRI following threats and attacks

Due to its work on the protection and promotion of human rights, the Human Rights Defender of Armenia (Armenian NHRI) has faced threats and attacks by political actors. Considering these concerning developments, ENNHRI has issued a statement in support of the institution.
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