Geneva, Berlin I 20 December 2018
Today, the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions
(GANHRI) and national human rights institutions worlwide celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Paris Principles.
Adopted by the United
Nations General Assembly on 20 December 1993, the Paris Principles set the minimum standard for
national human rights institutions (NHRIs) and how they operate to protect and
promote human rights.
The Paris Principles
empower NHRIs to monitor, investigate and inquire about all human rights situations; to strengthen human rights through
education, outreach and capacity building activities; to advise national governements and to cooperate with the United Nations and other NHRIs.
On the occasion of this anniversary, GANHRI is delighted to realise a new video, titled "Principles for Progress".
GANHRI supports NHRIs around the world to meet the Paris Principles so they can drive changes – big and small – that make a difference in people’s lives, every day, everywhere, and for everyone.
“Today, we celebrate our members' pioneering work on human rights in many countries of this world. We
look forward to another generation of developing and defending human rights
thanks to the power of the Paris Principles,” said GANHRI Chairperson Dr Beate Rudolf.
Please watch the video through the links below: