NHRIs are the only national bodies working on human rights that are accredited periodically to ensure their independence, pluralism, effectiveness and accountability. This makes them unique and crucial actors in the human rights framework, and trusted interlocutors for a variety of actors. This section provides a brief overview of the role of NHRI accreditation in the national and international arenas, and outlines the accreditation process.

  • NHRI Accreditation

    What is accreditation? Why is it important? What is the accreditation process? How can ENNHRI help?What is accreditation?
    National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) are periodically accredited before the Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA) of the Global Alliance... Read more

  • The Paris Principles

    The Paris Workshop, held in 1991, was a first step in the development of standards for NHRIs. These were subsequently endorsed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 (Resolution A/RES/48/134) and are generally referred to as “the Paris Principles”.
    The Paris Principles... Read more