NHRI Academy 2014

The first NHRI Academy took place between 23 and 27 June 2014 in Budapest, Hungary and brought together NHRIs from across the OSCE area. The Academy was organized jointly by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR), ENNHRI and the School of Public Policy at Central European University (CEU).

The objectives of the 2014 NHRI Academy were to:

  1. Strengthen the capacity of participants from NHRIs to:
  • understand more fully the resources and working practices of OSCE–ODIHR in order to facilitate future collaboration
  • mainstream gender in the work of their institutions
  • bring their institutions closer in line with the Paris Principles regarding independence
  • increase the effectiveness of human rights including of social and economic rights
  • interact more effectively with UN bodies to strengthen the implementation of international human rights standards on the national level
  1. Share good practice between NHRIs
  2. Equip participants with the skills necessary to pass on new knowledge to colleagues
  3. Strengthen networking between NHRIs to initiate and improve joint work

The NHRI Academy 2014 addressed the following thematic areas:

  • gender mainstreaming
  • independence of NHRIs
  • human rights monitoring; including of economic and social rights
  • NHRIs’ interaction with UN mechanisms