Upcoming accreditation sessions

2023 Sessions

20 – 24 March 2023

Accreditation: Belgium *

Reaccreditation: Canada, Chad, Costa Rica, India, Morocco, Philippines, Poland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Deferral: Northern Ireland *

Special Review: Jordan


Session October 2023 (Dates to be determined)

Reaccreditation: Bahrain, Congo (DRC), Egypt, Greece, Guatemala, Lithuania, Malawi, Moldova, Nigeria, Spain, Uganda

Deferral: Australia, Germany, Liberia

Alteration of Accreditation: Nepal


Information is available to assist NHRIs at each stage of the accreditation process.


External contributions

The Sub Committee on Accreditation (SCA) welcomes reports from reliable local and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) with regard to the functioning of NHRIs under review and/or with regard to any developments, which may initiate a special review by the SCA.

Reports received from NGOs and CSOs are shared with the concerned NHRIs for their information and comments prior to the SCA session.

The deadline for submission of reports by NGOs/CSOs for the March 2023 session is 03 October 2022, and the deadline for submission of reports by NGOs/CSOs for the October 2023 session is 01 June 2023.

* The deadline for submission of reports by NGOs/CSOs for Belgium and Northern Ireland is 30 November 2022.

All Submissions should be sent to:

National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms Section, OHCHR, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland, and by email vladlen.stefanov@un.orgCynthia.radert@un.orgjohnny.white@un.org, and cynthia.guerrero@un.org.