Directory of National Human Rights Institutions

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Explanation note on accreditation status 

In accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC), its Sub-Committee on Accreditation has the mandate to review and analyze accreditation applications forwarded by the ICC Chairperson and to make recommendations to ICC members, for their consideration and approval, on the compliance of applicants with the Paris Principles.
In accordance with the ICC Rules of Procedures, the different classifications for accreditation used by the ICC are:
  • A: Compliance with the Paris Principles
  • A(R):  Accreditation with reserve – granted where insufficient documentation is submitted to confer A status
  • B: Observer Status - Not fully in compliance with the Paris Principles or insufficient information provided to make a determination
  • C: Non-compliant with the Paris Principles.


Map of accreditation of National Human Rights Institutions and related ​data