The Sixth International Conference of National Human Rights Institutions was held in Copenhagen and Lund from 10 to 13 April 2002. The Conference was organized by the Danish Centre for Human Rights and the Swedish Ombudsman Against Ethnic Discrimination, in cooperation with the Chair of the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions and with the support of OHCHR and the financial support of the Governments of Denmark and Sweden. The Conference had a total of over 100 participants from a wide array of national institutions worldwide. The overall theme of the Conference was the role of national institutions in combating racial discrimination, as a follow-up to the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, held in Durban, South Africa, in 2001.