GANHRI 2020 Annual Report

During COVID-19, NHRIs have played a vital role to support national health responses, as well as defend those most at risk of human rights violations. In the face of hard lockdowns and other restrictions, they have been strong advocates for the rule of law.

Our 2020 Annual Report shares the steps we took to provide practical support to NHRIs during these unprecedented times. We reset our priorities, and how we work, to respond to the needs of our members.

  • Supporting NHRIs during COVID-19, with webinars, an online community of practice and a global study of NHRI responses to the pandemic
  •  Strengthening our membership, by using our first-ever online annual meeting to drive collaboration among NHRIs for human rights defenders and climate justice
  • Promoting NHRI contributions to the UN, through regular GANHRI statements to the Human Rights Council and assisting 40 NHRIs to make individual statements
  • Sharing NHRI expertise, by supporting our four thematic working groups and linking our members to key UN agencies and mechanisms
    Protecting NHRIs under threat, by working in partnership with others to uphold their independence and prevent further attacks
We would like to acknowledge all NHRIs for their courageous and unstinting work across the globe to promote and protect human rights during these challenging times.