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

GANHRI pledges to collaborate with newly appointed Special Rapporteur in addressing climate change and environmental issues at HRC50

GANHRI delivered a statement at HRC50 in response to the SR report and welcomed the six thematic priorities he will focus on during his mandate. We reiterated the commitment NHRIs pledged to in promoting a human rights-based climate action through the work of the Caucus on Climate change and human rights.

NHRI Caucus on Human Rights and Climate Change meet with newly appointed Special Rapporteur to highlight concerns and opportunities for collaboration 

In a landmark consultation, representatives of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) offered support and discussed cooperation with newly appointed Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change. Organized by the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) in close collaboration with the Office of the Special Rapporteur, the event counted with the participation of over 20 (twenty) NHRIs, representing all regions of the World. 

GANHRI calls on States to include persons with disability in COVID-19 recovery plans at COSP15 

At COSP15 GANHRI called on all states to commit to fundamental structural changes for the full realisation of human rights of persons with disability and to facilitate their meaningful involvement throughout the COVID-19 cycle of response, recovery and advance planning .

Public consultation with SR on climate change on addressing the human rights implications of climate change displacement including legal protection of people displaced across international borders

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change is holding a public consultation on “Addressing the human rights implications of climate change displacement including legal protection of people displaced across international borders” on 27 June 2022 15:00 – 17:00 CEST.

GANHRI and ENNHRI second open letter on concerns regarding protection of human rights and rule of law in Ukraine, following the dismissal of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights 

GANHRI and ENNHRI address a second letter to the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine following the summary dismissal of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights. We call on the Ukrainian Parliament to take steps to ensure that the selection and appointment process of a new Commissioner follows pre-established procedures, as well as respecting the requirements under the UN Paris Principles.

GANHRI and ENNHRI open letter on serious concerns in relation to the proposal to dismiss the current Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights

GANHRI and ENNHRI address an open letter to President Zelenskyy and Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine calling on the importance of ensuring the respect for international standards applicable to National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), such as the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights.