CRPD Committee- Call for submissions Draft Guidelines on Deinstitutionalization including in emergencies

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities invites all relevant stakeholders, including national human rights institutions, to provide written submissions on the draft Guidelines on Deinstitutionalization, including in emergencies by 30 June 2022.

GANHRI leadership meets in Doha to reflect on vision and priorities for the new term 

The GANHRI leadership met in Doha, Qatar, for a two-day retreat, to discuss vision and priorities for the term of the new GANHRI leadership.  
Organised at the initiative of GANHRI Chairperson Maryam Al Attiyah, the retreat provided the Chairperson, Secretary, and Geneva-based Representative and Head Office a timely opportunity to share vision and expectations, review GANHRI’s operational context and discuss progress and challenges against GANHRI’s Strategic Plan 2020-2022. 

Supporting NHRIs address growing challenges for human rights defenders

National human rights institutions around the world will be able to access practical tools and support to strengthen their efforts in protecting and promoting human rights defenders and civic space, as part of a Global Action Plan released today by GANHRI. 

Overview of GANHRI’s engagement at the HRC49

During the 49th Session of the Human Rights Council, GANHRI highlighted the importance of the Global Compact for Migration, called for the respect of international humanitarian and international human rights law in Ukraine and renewed its commitment in addressing climate change along with UN partners.

GANHRI recalls applicable international standards as Guatemala moves to select its next Human Rights Ombudsperson

Process to select and appoint head of NHRI must be clear, transparent and participatory. This is essential to ensure independence of, and public confidence in, the NHRI. As Guatemala moves to select new PDH Ombudsperson, we encourage authorities to apply international standards, and remain available to offer advice and support in this critical process together with UN partners.

Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing, 12th session

The 12th session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Ageing will be held from 11 to 14 April 2022. GANHRI WG on Ageing encourages all NHRI members to actively participate in this important global process.

Call for submissions for report on “Achieving the SDGs through people and victim centred transitional justice measures in post authoritarian and post conflict settings”

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparations and guarantees of non-recurrence will devote his next thematic report to examine the impact of people and victim centred transitional justice measures on progress made towards the SDGs in post authoritarian and post conflict settings.

International Migration Review Forum 2022

The first International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) will be held from 17-20 May 2022. 
Registration for NHRIs compliant with Paris Principles is now open until 31 March 2022.

GANHRI Chairperson Al Attiyah and Ukraine’s Human Rights Commissioner Denisova meet to discuss Ukraine emergency

The high-level meeting, which also was attended by senior officials of both organizations and of the GANHRI Head Office, took place amidst the rapidly evolving human rights and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

GANHRI and APF gravely concerned about case of intimidation and reprisal against Commissioner of Iraq’s High Commissioner for Human Rights  

A legal complaint has been filed against a Commissioner of the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights (IHCHR) – Iraq’s national human rights institution – following investigations into allegations of torture of detainees as part of the IHCHR’s human rights protection mandate. GANHRI Chairperson Maryam Al Attiyah and APF Chairperson Rosalind Croucher have expressed their concern and urged authorities to respect the immunity of former Commissioner al-Bayati.