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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.

Joint statement in support of the Office of the Polish Commissioner for Human Rights

ENNHRI, Equinet, GANHRI, IOI, ODIHR and OHCHR signed a statement in support of the Office of the Polish Commissioner for Human Rights and express a concern regarding developments that may threaten the work of this important institution.

GANHRI and partners conclude training on UN human rights mechanisms for 15 NHRIs from across the globe

Representatives from 15 NHRIs from around the world participated in this year’s training, from 26 April to 13 May which was held for the first time in a virtual format in the global COVID-19 pandemic context.

Top UN Human Rights Chief alarmed by attempts to undermine national human rights institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean

Over the last two years, the UN Human Rights Office has received increasing complaints from NHRIs in the region, who have been harassed and threatened by Governments, parliamentarians, officials, vigilante groups and others simply for doing their work and fulfilling their mandate. 

GANHRI Statement on COVID-19 vaccines

GANHRI highlights the importance of guaranteeing access to vaccination in transparent conditions, respecting the principle of equality and non-discrimination for all

Overview of GANHRI’s engagement at the HRC46

During the 46th Session of the Human Rights Council GANHRI delivered two statements focused on climate change and human rights defenders, key priorities in the 2020-2022 Strategic Plan.

GANHRI Secretary meets high-level representatives of the Republic of the Sudan to discuss Paris Principles compliant National Human Rights Commission

GANHRI Secretary Dr. Ali Bin Samikh Al Marri undertook a high level mission to the Sudan to exchange with representatives of the State and civil society on the role and functions of an NHRI and the Paris Principles.