NHRIs engagement at 53rd Human Rights Council Session

The 53rd Session of the Human Rights Council is scheduled to take place in Geneva from June 19 to July 14, 2023, with a strong emphasis on the importance of NHRIs’ participation.

GANHRI and UN partners meet to support national human rights institutions 

The Annual Review Meeting of the GANHRI-OHCHR-UNDP TriPartite Partnership (TPP), to be held in New York on 24-25 May 2023, will involve representatives of the four regional NHRI networks (NANHRI; RINDHCA; APF; ENNHRI). The high level delegation will be led by GANHRI Secretary Amina Bouayach, President of Morocco’s Conseil National des Droits de l’Homme.

New representatives of GANHRI Bureau elected from APF and RINDHCA regions

The election of the NHRI of India and Australia as GANHRI Bureau members representing APF region was ratified in March 2023.
The NHRI of Bolivia, Canada, Guatemala and Argentina were elected for the RINDHCA region. Their election will be ratified during the next GANHRI General Assembly.

GANHRI members adopt amendments to the GANHRI Statute, further consolidating the rigour of the accreditation process

The amendments, which have been adopted by consensus,  further enhance the rigour of the accreditation process by enabling that both A-status and B-status accredited NHRIs may be subject to a Special Review or Suspension of accreditation status  if their circumstances changed in a way that may affect their compliance with the Paris Principles. 

At global meeting, national human rights institutions approve new strategic plan, expressing concern at pushbacks for universal human rights

The GANHRI Annual Meeting, held on 14-16 March 2023, provided a platform for NHRI members to exchange and learn from each other, reviewing our work and deciding collectively on next steps moving forward.

At HRC52 GANHRI reaffirms key role of HRDs in promoting and protecting human rights at the global level

Raquel Caballero de Guevara, Procuradora of NHRI El Salvador and Chairperson of RINDCHA, intervened on behalf of GANHRI during the interactive dialogue with SR on Human Rights Defenders called on all States to support the renewal of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur.

NHRIs as key actors in preventing and fighting torture and other forms of ill-treatment 

Louise Holck, Executive Director of the Danish Institute for Human Rights, intervened on behalf of GANHRI during the interactive dialogue with SR on torture and other ill-treatment encouraging member states that have not yet done so to increase protection against torture of their national population through the establishment of independent and well-resourced NHRIs.

GANHRI celebrates at HRC52 30 years of NHRIs achievements and expresses concern at dangerous rollbacks on human rights

GANHRI delivered a statement at the 52nd Human Rights Council during the General Segment focusing on the 30th anniversary of Paris Principles and 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights recalling the centrality of human rights in our everyday lives and re-committing to their full realization for all individuals.

GANHRI and NHRIs engagement at 52nd regular session of the Human Rights Council 

The 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council is taking place in person, from 27 February – 4 April 2023 at the UN Palais des Nations in Geneva. More than 30 resolutions and other texts on both thematic and country specific topics are expected to be adopted by the Council at the end of its session.

Myanmar: GANHRI committed to constructive dialogue with civil society

GANHRI and its regional networks value the constructive relationship we have built with civil society organisations and coalitions in all parts of the world. We regularly engage in dialogue with civil society partners to listen to the issues they raise and this, in turn, informs and strengthens our work with member national human rights institutions (NHRIs) and regional NHRI networks.