NHRIs are essential actors in the promotion and protection of human rights including at the global level. They have a distinct and complementary role to that of states, civil society and UN bodies and mechanisms.
The aim of GANHRI’s advocacy work is to positively influence the substantive outcomes of international human rights mechanisms and processes by bringing the voices and experiences of NHRIs into global discussions.
GANHRI’s participation in global events on human rights gives more visibility to NHRIs’ work. There is a great need to share experiences and good practices in order to improve the human rights situation in the world.
Human Rights Council
NHRIs are respected partners of the international human rights system. They speak with credibility and authority at the UN Human Rights Council. GANHRI supports its members in their individual advocacy efforts at the Council. GANHRI also coordinates and delivers statements on behalf of NHRIs worldwide.View More
GANHRI engages with Special procedures, in particular the Special Rapporteur on migrants, on the right to housing, on human rights defenders, on the right to a safe environment and on the rights of internally displaced persons.
Universal Periodic Review
In 2019, GANHRI launched a webinar series on the Universal Periodic Review. Presented in conjunction with OHCHR and UPR Info, it supported NHRIs preparing reports for the third
cycle of the UPR.
GANHRI engages with Treaty bodies, in particular, the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Committee on Enforced Disappearances
UN New York
In a ground-breaking resolution, the United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee has called on all relevant UN processes and mechanisms to enhance the participation and contributions of Paris Principles compliant national human rights institutions to their work.