News

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. The GANHRI WG on Ageing encourages GANHRI members in a letter to actively participate in this important global process-

Call for input on the state of knowledge and implementation of the United Nations Manual on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-Legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions

The report will make special reference to the knowledge and implementation of the United Nations Manual on the Effective Prevention and Investigation of Extra-Legal, Arbitrary and Summary Executions (the Minnesota Protocol), which was fully revised and updated in 2016.

Call for inputs from the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association

Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association has sent out calls for contributions for his report to be presented at the 50th session of the Human Rights Council.

International Migration Review Forum 2022 – Migration Dialogue Series

The first International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) is expected to take place from 10-13 May 2022. 
Migration dialogue series will be held online focusing on on clusters of objectives.

GANHRI members elect new representatives of the Bureau

GANHRI members elected new Chairperson and Secretary and ratified new Bureau members during an online Extraordinary General Assembly.

Historic resolution calls for NHRI participation across key UN bodies

A historic resolution adopted by the General Assembly has called on all relevant United Nations bodies and processes to further enhance the participation of national human rights institutions. For the first time, a specific reference to the participation of NHRIs in meetings of ECOSOC is being made.

GANHRI-FUSE platform terminates on 31st December 2021

As of 31st December 2021, the knowledge sharing platform GANHRI-FUSE will cease to work.
New platforms will replace it in 2022.

Statement in Support of the Georgian Public Defender (Ombudsman)

The European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI), the European Network of Equality Bodies (Equinet), the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI), and the International Ombudsman Institute (IOI) reiterate our support to the Georgian Public Defender (Ombudsman) in its work to promote and protect human rights and equality in Georgia.

2021 Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

Ombudsman of Colombia appointed for position of GANHRI Chairperson

On 21 October 2021, the regional NHRI network of the Americas (RINDHCA), appointed Carlos Ernesto Camargo Assis, Ombudsman of Colombia, as candidate for the position of GANHRI Chairperson.