Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions



A world where everyone everywhere fully enjoys their human rights



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.


At HRC55 GANHRI reaffirms essential role of NHRIs in building a world free from torture

During the General Segment at the 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council, GANHRI Chaiperson delivered a statement recalling the key role NHRIs play in upholding the principles of human dignity and justice stated in the UN Convention against Torture.

55th Human Rights Council Session

The 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council will take place in person, from 26 February to 5 April 2024 at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva.
National human rights institutions that are accredited in full compliance with the Paris Principles may attend in person, engage in all agenda items with oral or written interventions, and participate in and host side events and other meetings on the Council sidelines.

NHRIs are a key voice for climate action, UN General Assembly resolution affirms

A resolution led by Germany with a broad co-sponsorship from States across all regions was adopted by consensus by the UN General Assembly, recognising the vital contribution of NHRIs to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including by taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

As COP 28 opens in Dubai, NHRIs urge State Parties to place human rights at the center of actions to counter global climate crisis

GANHRI released an open letter urging leaders to take decisive, human rights-centred decisions and action to counter the “unparalleled human rights repercussions of climate change”.

NHRIs adopt global plan to prevent and address torture and other ill-treatment

More than 85 NHRIs participating in the 14th International Conference of National Human Rights Institutions, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 6-8 November 2023, have unanimously adopted the Kyiv-Copenhagen Declaration.

GANHRI Bureau members express solidarity with Palestine’s NHRI, call for protection of civilians, cessation of hostilities by all parties and urgent provision of aid to Gaza

GANHRI member national human rights institutions across the globe express their solidarity with colleagues from the ICHRP amid the ongoing conflict in the region.  
GANHRI Bureau members reiterated their call for all parties to immediately and fully comply with their obligations under international humanitarian and human rights law.

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