Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions

The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions brings together and supports national human rights institutions to promote and protect human rights

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Launching of Primer: Conducting Public Inquiries to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation

GANHRI is co-organising with UNFPA this virtual dialogue on Conducting Public Inquiries to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation. Join us on 8 December 2020 at 8.30-10.00 CET on Zoom

EXTERNAL EVENT – Webinar on Individual complaint mechanisms of the Special Procedures (SPMH)

The Global Protection Cluster Human Rights Engagement Task Team is organising a webinar focusing on “Individual complaint mechanisms of the Special Procedures (SPMH)” on 2 December 10.00- 11.30 CET

New GANHRI Chairperson vows to defend national human rights institutions

Representing the Americas region, Dr Freddy Carrión Intriago, Ombudsman of Ecuador, was elected as GANHRI Chairperson and will serve until the 2022 General Assembly.

13th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

The 13th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD is now tentatively rescheduled to open and elect the CRPD on 30 Nov, and 4 virtual meetings on 1 and 3 December 2020.

UN resolution urges States to bolster support for NHRIs during COVID-19 pandemic

States from across the globe have pledged to strengthen their support for national human rights institutions amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, in a resolution adopted today at the United Nations.

GANHRI publishes Survey Report on NHRIs and the CRPD

On the 3rd September 2020, the GANHRI Working Group on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities -led by the Vice-chair of the WG, the Canadian Human Rights Commission – launches the findings of a survey conducted in 2019 on implementation and monitoring under Article 33 (2) of the CRPD by NHRIs.

GANHRI condems the killing of the AIHRC staff

GANHRI mourns the loss of Fatima Khalil and Ahmed Jawid Folad of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission killed by an explosive.

Tripartite Review Meeting

Annual Review Meeting of the Tripartite Partnership between UNDP, OHCHR, and GANHRI to Support National Human Rights Institutions.
The TPP meeting took place on June 24-25, 2020 in the form of a virtual two-day event.

FROM OUR PARTNERS – Webinar on Hate Speech in the context of COVID-19

This webinar will explore the role and work of religious actors and faith-based organizations in combating hate speech, xenophobia, and discrimination in the context of COVID-19, in line with the United Secretary-General Global Call to address and counter COVID-19 related hate speech and the United Nations Guidance Note on COVID-19 Hate Speech. Co-facilitated by the UN Alliance of Civilizations, UN Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect, and Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Call for submissions for EMRIP reports

The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples has made Calls for submissions to inform its reports it will be delivering in 2021. The Mechanism calls on National Human Rights Institutions to provide contributions, no later than 1 March 2021

African NHRIs in times of COVID-19 & the protection human rights defenders and civic space: Dissemination of tools and resources

Event hosted by the Network for African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) and the Tri-Partite Partnership to Support National Human Rights Institutions (TPP) by UNDP, OHCHR and GANHRI

Knowledge exchange

To help our members stay connected and exchange information, we have set up an exciting communication, learning and collaboration platform that lets members create, share and access knowledge. The GANHRI’s FUSE platform is open to any member wishing to join.

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Working Groups

 Working Groups

Working Groups

The purpose of the GANHRI working groups is to provide a platform for peer learning and the exchange of information and coordinate GANHRI members’ engagement on relevant thematic areas.

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In order to ensure a fair balance of regional representation on GANHRI, the following regions, and their respective Regional Networks are recognized as representing NHRIs at the regional level.

Asia Pacific