Respect for human rights is the foundation of fair and inclusive communities, in which everyone, regardless of their background, can live freely and in safety.
National human rights institutions (NHRIs) make a vital contribution to their communities by promoting and protecting basic rights and freedoms, especially for those most vulnerable to discrimination and abuse.
However, challenges to human rights are growing in all regions: war and conflict, shrinking civic space, erosion of the rule of law and climate change, among others.
When human rights are threatened or rolled back, communities suffer. And the role of independent NHRIs becomes more urgent.
The Strong NHRIs project will support and equip NHRIs, as well as their global and regional networks, to respond to these challenges and promote and protect the rights of all people.
The Strong NHRIs project will build the capacity of NHRIs in four key areas.
The project will run from 2022-2025 and is funded by the European Union. It builds on learning and developments from previous phases of the NHRI-EU capacity building project (Phase 1: 2016-2018 and Phase 2: 2019-2021).
The Strong NHRIs project (NHRI-EU Phase 3) is funded by the European Union.
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.
17 Mar 2023
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.
6 Mar 2023
APF: Strengthening NHRI compliance with the Paris Principles
Representatives from 12 National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in the Asia Pacific have taken part in the APF’s Annual Program on GANHRI Accreditation.
28 Feb 2023
2023 GANHRI Annual Meeting: NHRIs consider the future for human rights
The GANHRI Annual Meeting, to be held on 14-16 March 2023, will provide a platform for NHRI members to exchange and learn from each other, reviewing our work and deciding collectively on next steps moving forward.
30 Sep 2022
GANHRI Sub-Committee on Accreditation meets in Geneva in retreat, ahead of session, to discuss opportunities to strengthen the accreditation process
GANHRI in consultation with the Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA) members, SCA observers and OHCHR – as Secretariat of the SCA – will host a two-day retreat in Geneva on 1st and 2nd October 2022 as ongoing efforts in supporting the accreditation process.
9 Aug 2022
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.
7 Jul 2022
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.
10 Apr 2022
Supporting NHRIs address growing challenges for human rights defenders
National human rights institutions around the world will be able to access practical tools and support to strengthen their efforts in protecting and promoting human rights defenders and civic space, as part of a Global Action Plan released today by GANHRI.