The General Assembly has adopted a resolution that calls for NHRIs to participate in the work of the Economic and Social Council.
GANHRI members elect new representatives of the Bureau
Carlos Ernesto Camargo Assis, Ombudsman of Colombia, was elected as Chairperson by GANHRI members through an online voting procedure that concluded on Friday 17th. This election follows the end of Freddy Carrión Intriago’s term as Ombudsman of Ecuador and as former Chairperson of GANHRI since October 2020.
Representing the Americas region, Mr Camargo will serve as GANHRI Chairperson until the March 2022 General Assembly.
The Extraordinary General Assembly (EGA) also elected Maryam Abdullah Al Attiyah, Chairperson of the National Human Rights Committee of Qatar, as new GANHRI Secretary. She has been appointed by the Asia-Pacific regional NHRI network (APF) on 14 December 2021.
Four new Bureau members designated by the African regional NHRI network (NANHRI) have also been ratified during the online EGA: Elasto Hilarious Mugwadi Evaristo, Regional Chairperson (NHRI Zimbabwe), Amina Bouayach (NHRI Morocco), Joseph Whittal (NHRI Ghana) and Mwamus Mwamba (NHRI Democratic Republic of Congo).
As part of the NHRI COP26 Symposium, GANHRI called for urgent action to address the HR impacts of climate change in an open letter to State Parties.
The Office of the Victims’ Rights Advocate and GANHRI released a guide for NHRIs on action they can take to support victims of sexual exploitation.
The UN SR on freedom of peaceful assembly & of association with GANHRI, held an online consultation with NHRIs to gather input for a HRC report.
The DIHR with GANHRI, has developed guidance for NHRIs on how to engage with the Voluntary National Review to implement HR through SDGs.
The UN 48th Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution recognising a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment as a universal human right.
GANHRI delivered statements on climate change, the right to development and on reprisals against those cooperating with the UN.
The DIHR and GANHRI, has developed guidance for NHRIs on how to engage with the Voluntary National Rewiew to implement human rights through the SDGs
GANHRI WG on Ageing encourages GANHRI members to actively participate in this important process & calls for their support in signing an open letter.
27 January 2022
GANHRI & the OHCHR Migration Team are hosting a consultation to identify opportunities for NHRIs to implement the GCM.
8-10 March 2022
The GANHRI 2022 Annual Meeting will be held online and it will include a General assembly, a Bureau meeting and thematic events.
3 – 20 May 2022
Our 2022 training course will be held online and in English and It is open to staff from NHRIs in all regions.
From our partners
- GANHRI contributed to the establishment of the new RINDHCA Regional Office in Panamà co-financed through the NHRI.EU.2 project and OHCHR. – Read here
- International Migration Review Forum is expected to take place from 10-13 May 2022. First Migration Dialogue will be held on 19 January. – Read here
- Human Rights Council, 49th session to be held virtually from 28 February–25 March 2022. – Read here
- Commission on the Status of Women, 66th session to be held from 14-25 March 2022. – Read here
- GANHRI 2020 Annual Report. – Read more
- Guidance for Field Protections Clusters on Engagement with National Human Rights Institutions. – Read more
- Women human rights defenders – who are they? Video produced by the The Danish Institute for Human Rights. – Read more
GANHRI-FUSE platform terminates on 31st December 2021
As of 31st December 2021, the knowledge sharing platform GANHRI-FUSE will cease to work. New platforms will replace it. You will receive more information and a notification on how to join the new platforms in the course of January 2022. We thank all NHRIs and other users for sharing their experiences and knowledge with their peers on Fuse and we look forward to increased interactions through the new platforms!