Ninth International Conference for National Human Rights Institutions

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The 9th International Conference of National Human Rights Institutions was held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 21 to 24 October 2008 on the theme: “National Human Rights Institutions and the Administration of Justice”. The Conference was preceded by a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Forum on 21 October, which will focus on the theme: “Improving Access to Justice for Vulnerable Groups”.






Further information relating to the Conference

  • Nairobi Declaration
    English        French       Spanish
  • Concept Paper
    English        French       Spanish

  • Provisional Programme (As of 21th October 2008)
    English        French       Spanish

  • Information note and Registration Form
    English       French        Spanish

  • For Nairobi International Conference:
    • Guidence Note on Transitional Justice

  • UPR Workshop 19 and 20 October 2008
      Interrelation and potential for mutul strenghting with treaty bodies and special procedures mechanisms
      Provisonal Programme
      English        French       Spanish 

  • NGO Forum
    • The main objective of the forum is to strengthen the partnership between NGOs and NHRIs in the area of access to justice particularly for the poor and disadvantaged as well as women, children, minorities, persons living with HIV/AIDS and disabilities.

    • Concept paper
      English        French


  • Kenya 2008 ICC Bureau & Institutional Meeting Agenda (Revised Oct 2008)
  • Conference Structure: 
    • I. NGO FORUM  21 October 2008
      • Theme:  “Improving Access to Justice for Vulnerable Groups: Towards a Strategic Partnership between NGOs and NHRIs”
    • II. ICC   21 Institutional Meeting 21 October 2008.(Click here)
    • III. MAIN CONFERENCE 24 October 2008
      • Theme:
        • National Human Rights and the Administration of Justice 
      • Working groups:
        • NHRIs and the Judiciary
        • NHRIs and Law Enforcement
        • NHRIs and the Correctional System
        • NHRIs and Access to Justice
    • IV.Seminar on IDPs

  • Concept Paper
  • Programme