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.

Find a National Human Rights Institution

ABOUT

photo

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.
LEARN MORE

HIGHLIGHT

photo

ENNHRI Rule of Law Report in Europe - 2022

For the third year in a row, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) from around Europe have reported on challenges in the rule of law landscape in their countries.
READ MORE

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Is my organisation an ENNHRI member? Find out

FEATURED

photo

ENNHRI Report on Strengthening Human Rights Accountability at Borders

Drawing on the findings, good practices and recommendations of European NHRIs, this report outlines opportunities and guidance for overcoming gaps in human rights accountability at borders.
LEARN MORE
photo

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.
LEARN MORE
photo

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.
LEARN MORE

WHY WORK WITH NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS?

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