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GANHRI 2021 Annual report: A year in review 

Our 2021 Annual Report is now available. It documents what we achieved together to promote and protect human rights across the globe in the past year.

Practical Guidance for NHRIs on Addressing Human Rights and Climate Change now released

National human rights institutions around the world are now able to access practical tools and support to strengthen their efforts in protecting and promoting human rights in the context of climate change.

GANHRI 2023 Annual Meeting to be held from 14-16 March

The GANHRI 2023 Annual Meeting will be held on 14-15-16 March 2023.

GANHRI Working Groups on ageing and on business and human rights meet to discuss future plans 

Members of the WG on ageing and human rights of older persons met to discuss upcoming opportunities for NHRIs for engagement at the international level and with the UN Core Group.
The WG on Business and Human Rights organised an online learning call for NHRIs on due diligence and discussed EU regulatory landscape.

GANHRI pledges to collaborate with newly appointed Special Rapporteur in addressing climate change and environmental issues at HRC50

GANHRI delivered a statement at HRC50 in response to the SR report and welcomed the six thematic priorities he will focus on during his mandate. We reiterated the commitment NHRIs pledged to in promoting a human rights-based climate action through the work of the Caucus on Climate change and human rights.

NHRI Caucus on Human Rights and Climate Change meet with newly appointed Special Rapporteur to highlight concerns and opportunities for collaboration 

In a landmark consultation, representatives of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) offered support and discussed cooperation with newly appointed Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change. Organized by the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI) in close collaboration with the Office of the Special Rapporteur, the event counted with the participation of over 20 (twenty) NHRIs, representing all regions of the World. 

GANHRI calls on States to include persons with disability in COVID-19 recovery plans at COSP15 

At COSP15 GANHRI called on all states to commit to fundamental structural changes for the full realisation of human rights of persons with disability and to facilitate their meaningful involvement throughout the COVID-19 cycle of response, recovery and advance planning .

Public consultation with SR on climate change on addressing the human rights implications of climate change displacement including legal protection of people displaced across international borders

The Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change is holding a public consultation on “Addressing the human rights implications of climate change displacement including legal protection of people displaced across international borders” on 27 June 2022 15:00 – 17:00 CEST.

GANHRI and ENNHRI second open letter on concerns regarding protection of human rights and rule of law in Ukraine, following the dismissal of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights 

GANHRI and ENNHRI address a second letter to the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine following the summary dismissal of the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights. We call on the Ukrainian Parliament to take steps to ensure that the selection and appointment process of a new Commissioner follows pre-established procedures, as well as respecting the requirements under the UN Paris Principles.

GANHRI and ENNHRI open letter on serious concerns in relation to the proposal to dismiss the current Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights

GANHRI and ENNHRI address an open letter to President Zelenskyy and Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine calling on the importance of ensuring the respect for international standards applicable to National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), such as the Ukrainian Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights.