Sessions of the GANHRI Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA) for 2020


GANHRI Sub-Committee on Accreditation
2020 Sessions in Geneva, Switzerland
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, SCA 2020 sessions were postponed until now. However, in view of the importance of the accreditation process the SCA has decided to conduct the 16-20 March 2020 session from 7-17 December 2020 remotely.  The website will be updated with any new developments regarding the following sessions when the SCA makes a decision.

SCA Session 16- 20 March 2020 - TO BE HELD 7-17 DECEMBER 2020 REMOTELY

 Estonia, Uzbekistan

Re-accreditation: Albania, Chile, Cote d'Ivoire, Latvia, Mauritania, The Netherlands, Serbia, Slovenia, Thailand

Special Review: Panama

NB: There will be no receipt of additional information from NGOs/CSOs

List of SCA Members and Observers attending the remote session

SCA Session 12-16 October 2020 - POSTPONED!! (DATES TO BE CONFIRMED)

 Cape Verde, Djibouti, Sudan

Re-accreditation: Great Britain, Iraq, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritius, Palestine, Scotland 

Deferral: Hungary, Russian Federation

For the attention of NGOs/CSOs
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’s session.

The deadline for submission of reports by NGOs/CSOs will be announced when the dates of the sessions are confirmed.


All Submissions should be sent to:
National Institutions and Regional Mechanisms Section, OHCHR, CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland, and by email to,, and

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