NHRIs as key actors in upholding the rights and dignity of migrants at the global level 

03 March 2022, Geneva – GANHRI delivered a statement during the General Segment at the 49th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council. 

GANHRI focused its intervention on the importance of the Global Compact for Migration, adopted in 2018, which represents a significant commitment from States around the world to bring a people-centered and human rights-based approach to migration policy which aligns closely with the aims and mandate of national human rights institutions (NHRIs). 

We welcomed the emphasis the UN Secretary General has placed on the importance of inclusive societies and the vital role of local actors for the implementation of the Global Compact. 

GANHRI also stressed the importance of the upcoming International Migration Review Forum in May 2022 as an opportunity for all stakeholders to reaffirm the centrality of human rights in promoting safe migration. 

It was highlighted the importance of NHRIs work within the regional networks and with GANHRI to advance global policy development and support NHRI action on the ground. 

GANHRI called on states to continue cooperating with international human rights mechanisms, and adopt a human rights-based approach to migration and protect the rights of all migrants without discrimination. 

“GANHRI will continue to support NHRIs worldwide as they fulfil their commitment to uphold the rights and dignity of migrants, individually and collectively“ – said GANHRI Chairperson, Carlos Camargo Assis. 

Statement General Segment