National Human Rights Institutions

Best Practice

image of National Human Rights Institutions

This book explains the role, background and issues surrounding the establishment of National Human Rights Institutions. It brings together the experience of NHRIs across the Commonwealth and serves as a useful guide.



Accountability and Relationships with Other Institutions

NHRIs exist to serve the public, and accordingly, the public should have a mechanism for assessing how effectively an NHRI is performing its mandate. Public assessment requires that NHRIs evaluate their own programmes regularly and include the results of such evaluations in their annual reports. The evaluations undertaken by NHRIs should analyse all of their functions, including the resolution of complaints, the prevention of human rights abuses, as well as the promotional and educational aspects of their work.


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error