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55th Human Rights Council Session

The 55th session of the UN Human Rights Council will take place in person, from 26 February to 5 April 2024 at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva.
National human rights institutions that are accredited in full compliance with the Paris Principles may attend in person, engage in all agenda items with oral or written interventions, and participate in and host side events and other meetings on the Council sidelines.

NHRIs are a key voice for climate action, UN General Assembly resolution affirms

A resolution led by Germany with a broad co-sponsorship from States across all regions was adopted by consensus by the UN General Assembly, recognising the vital contribution of NHRIs to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including by taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

As COP 28 opens in Dubai, NHRIs urge State Parties to place human rights at the center of actions to counter global climate crisis

GANHRI released an open letter urging leaders to take decisive, human rights-centred decisions and action to counter the “unparalleled human rights repercussions of climate change”.

NHRIs adopt global plan to prevent and address torture and other ill-treatment

More than 85 NHRIs participating in the 14th International Conference of National Human Rights Institutions, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 6-8 November 2023, have unanimously adopted the Kyiv-Copenhagen Declaration.

GANHRI Bureau members express solidarity with Palestine’s NHRI, call for protection of civilians, cessation of hostilities by all parties and urgent provision of aid to Gaza

GANHRI member national human rights institutions across the globe express their solidarity with colleagues from the ICHRP amid the ongoing conflict in the region.  
GANHRI Bureau members reiterated their call for all parties to immediately and fully comply with their obligations under international humanitarian and human rights law.

NHRIs gather in Copenhagen to set global plan to counter torture

More than 300 participants will take part in the three-day event to counter the growing incidence of torture and ill-treatment in countries across all regions. 

GANHRI Bureau to meet in Copenhagen to discuss work in support of National Human Rights Institutions 

GANHRI Bureau members will meet on 5th November in Copenhagen to review progress and discuss future activities that will drive GANHRI’s work in support of NHRIs.

Deeply alarmed by the violence and mounting civilian death tolls, GANHRI calls for respect of international law, international protection of civilians, and extends its solidarity to ICHRP colleagues in these challenging times

We are deeply alarmed by the deadly violence and mounting civilian death tolls in Gaza, Israel and the occupied West Bank. 
We stand in solidarity with the colleagues of the Independent Commission on Human Rights of Palestine (ICHRP) and we call on all parties involved to immediately end the violations of international law, to ensure the full protection of all civilians, and to respect all principles under international law at all times.

GANHRI calls on States and UN to enhance efforts in protecting and supporting NHRIs to exercise their broad mandates 

During the Interactive Dialogue on the Secretary General’s report on cooperation with the United Nations at the 54th Human Rights Council, GANHRI delivered a statement expressing strong concern about reported acts of reprisals against those who engage or seek to engage with UN bodies and mechanisms.

NHRIs reiterate their commitment to work with States and all stakeholders, to help deliver the people-centred and rights-based vision of the 2030 Agenda

During the general debate at the 54th Human Rights Council, we called on States to renew their commitment to human rights-based action and fully implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.