GANHRI 2020 Annual Report

GANHRI 2020 Annual Report is now released. The report shares the steps we took to provide practical support to NHRIs during these unprecedented times. We would like to acknowledge all NHRIs for their courageous and unstinting work across the globe to promote and protect human rights during these challenging times.

48th Human Rights Council session starts today

The 48th Human Rights Council session will start today with an oral presentation from the UN High Commissioner on her annual report on the human rights situation.
Over the next three weeks, the Council will host panel discussions, discuss 18 reports from Special Procedures, and is expected to adopt more than 28 resolutions and other texts on both thematic and country specific.

31st Special Session Human Rights Council

In response to the unfolding crisis in Afghanistan, the Human Rights Council convened its 31st special session to address the deteriorating human rights situation the country.

During the session, GANHRI gave a statement expressing grave concern for the safety of members and staff of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) and calling for immediate action to protect these human rights defenders.

GANHRI mourns the loss of Nakpa Polo, President of the Togo National Commission on Human Rights

Overview of GANHRI 2021 Annual Meeting

GANHRI brought together online more than 300 participants from NHRIs, partners, and experts worldwide for engagement and exchange during its Annual Meeting held from 29 June to 01 July 2021.

GANHRI WG calls on States to place persons with disabilities at the forefront of pandemic recovery efforts

The GANHRI Working Group on Disabilities made a statement during the 14th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The overarching theme of the conference is “building back better”.

GANHRI-OHCHR-UNDP Tripartite Partnership release findings of a commissioned study regarding NHRIs experiences with COVID-19

The objective of the study, commissioned by the GANHRI-OHCHR-UNDP Tripartite Partnership in support of National Human Rights Institutions, is to provide a collaborative analysis to share good practices, experiences and lessons learned pertaining to NHRIs and their response to COVID-19. 

United Nations Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The 14th session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will take place virtually from 12-16 July 2021. Deadline for registration as speaker: 25 June 2021

Temporary governance arrangements

In accordance with article 1 of the GANHRI Statute, Dr Ali Bin Samikh Al-Marri, GANHRI Secretary, in the absence of the GANHRI Chairperson, will carry out the role and functions of the GANHRI Chairperson on a temporary basis.

Call for inputs from the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants

This thematic report will focus on ways and means to overcome the obstacles existing to the full and effective protection of the human rights of migrants. Deadline 14 June 2021.