The Role of NHRIs in Situations of Conflict and Post-Conflict

NHRIs can play a key role in conflict and post-conflict or fragile contexts, including preventing further conflict and human rights violations and monitoring respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. The neutrality of NHRIs can be instrumental in facilitating dialogue between conflicting parties.

ENNHRI’s Project on “The Role of NHRIs in Situations of Conflict and Post-Conflict”

ENNHRI’s Project on “The Role of NHRIs in Situations of Conflict and Post-Conflict” aims to enhance the effectiveness of NHRIs to promote and protect human rights in situations of conflict and post-conflict in the wider Europe.

Background

ENNHRI’s membership spreads across wider Europe, including NHRIs from EU member states, candidate and accession countries, Eastern Partnership, Western Balkans, EFTA, and many states within the European Neighbourhood Policy.

Wider Europe is characterised by a patchwork of conflict and post-conflict situations, including ongoing aggression, dormant or frozen conflicts, international border disputes, reconstruction and peacebuilding initiatives, violent or terrorist actions by non-state actors, and rising tensions that risk (renewed) conflict.

Objective

The Project aims to enhance the effectiveness of NHRIs to promote and protect human rights in situations of conflict and post-conflict in the wider Europe. Activities include a series of capacity building activities, dialogues and bi-lateral / multi-lateral cooperation, as well as through targeted engagement with other national, regional and international human rights stakeholders.

Duration

This EU-funded project commenced in April 2017 and will run for three years (2017-2020).

You can find more information in the project concept note here.
or get in touch with Valentina Purcel, the Project Coordinator, Valentina.Purcel@ennhri.org