NHRI·EU Capacity Project

NHRI·EU is a capacity development project funded by the European Union involving GANHRI, regional NHRIs networks (APF, ENNHRI, NANHRI and RINDHCA) and NHRIs themselves.

The project aims to strengthen the capacities of NHRIs individually and collectively, in order to increase their impact and effectiveness in promoting and protecting human rights.

The first phase of the project was carried out between 2016 and 2018, and a second phase between 2019 and 2022. The NHRI.EU project aims to enhance the role of NHRIs and their global and regional networks in promoting and protecting human rights of all individuals.

This global project has two tracks. It develops the capacity of national human rights institutions globally in order for them to be able to become efficient institutions and it supports the development of the global and regional secretariats of their networks in order to improve sustainability of the secretariats and improve their interactions with human rights mechanisms at regional and global levels.



The objectives are to enhance:

1. NHRIs’ effectiveness as human rights defenders, in the mandate areas of human rights education, communication and awareness raising, complaints-handling, documentation, and monitoring and reporting;

2. NHRIs and their regional networks contribution to a rights-based approach, encompassing all human rights, in implementation and follow up of the SDGs; and

3. GANHRI and the regional networks support to NHRIs in the accreditation process and in their engagement with international and regional human rights bodies and mechanisms.