Human Rights Council calls for inputs for Secretary-General’s report on NHRIs

On 6 October 2020 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 at the United Nations.

The resolution – led by Australia and adopted at the Human Rights Council – affirmed the vital contribution of national human rights institutions to uphold human rights during the global health emergency.

The resolution also reiterated its call for all States to strengthen or, where they do not yet exist, establish national human rights institutions in full compliance with the Paris Principles.

In paragraph 13 of the resolution, the Human Rights Council requests the Secretary-General to submit to the Human Rights Council, at its fifty-first session, a report on the implementation of the resolution that includes examples of best practices among national human rights institutions, prepared in consultation with States, national human rights institutions and other relevant stakeholders, and a report on the activities of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions in accrediting national institutions in compliance with the Paris Principles.

In this respect, the OHCHR National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms Section (NIRMS) welcomes your brief and concise inputs with examples of your best practices since August 2021.

Please send your submissions to María Navarro Blanco (, copied to Cynthia Guerrero ( and Leselle Lugon (leselle.lugon@un.orgby 1 May 2022.

HRC/RES 6 October 2020