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

Vision

Vision

A world where everyone everywhere fully enjoys their human rights

Mission

Mission

GANHRI unites, promotes and strengthens NHRIs to operate in line with the Paris Principles and provides leadership in the promotion and protection of human rights

Principles and Values

Principles and Values

GANHRI as a member-based global alliance, works in accordance with the Principles as laid down in its Statute

Our Identity

Representing more than 110 NHRIs, their members and staff across all regions, GANHRI is one of the largest human rights networks worldwide. With a Head Office in Geneva and a governance structure representing NHRIs around the world, GANHRI is truly global.

Enriched by its diversity, GANHRI works in close synergy with the four regional networks of NHRIs in Africa, the Americas, the Asia Pacific and Europe, creating one comprehensive structure of independent networks.

GANHRI is recognised, and is a trusted partner, of the United Nations. It has established strong relationships with the UN Human Rights Office, UNDP and other UN agencies, as well as with other international and regional organisations, NGOs, civil society and academia.

Our Theory of Change

GANHRI, with and through its members, positively impacts on human rights globally when:

  • NHRIs are established and accredited as independent Paris Principle compliant institutions in all countries of the world;
  • NHRIs are supported, strengthened and protected to independently and effectively fulfil their mandate of promotion and protection of human rights;
  • NHRIs collaborate and share experience and knowledge regionally and globally;
  • NHRIs can speak with unified voices and influence the global policy agenda;
  • NHRIs contribute towards a world where everyone everywhere fully enjoys their human rights.

Highlights

Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing, 12th session

The 12th session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing will be held from 11 to 14 April 2022. The GANHRI WG on Ageing encourages GANHRI members in a letter to actively participate in this important global process-

Call for input on the state of knowledge and implementation of the United Nations Manual on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-Legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions

The report will make special reference to the knowledge and implementation of the United Nations Manual on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-Legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions (the Minnesota Protocol), which was fully revised and updated in 2016.

Call for inputs from the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association has sent out calls for contributions for his report to be presented at the 50th session of the Human Rights Council.

International Migration Review Forum 2022 – Migration Dialogue Series

The first International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) is expected to take place from 10-13 May 2022. 
Migration dialogue series will be held online focusing on on clusters of objectives.

GANHRI members elect new representatives of the Bureau

GANHRI members elected new Chairperson and Secretary and ratified new Bureau members during an online Extraordinary General Assembly.

Historic resolution calls for NHRI participation across key UN bodies

A historic resolution adopted by the General Assembly has called on all relevant United Nations bodies and processes to further enhance the participation of national human rights institutions. For the first time, a specific reference to the participation of NHRIs in meetings of ECOSOC is being made.