MISSION

The GNCHR is an independent advisory body to the State specialised in human rights issues.

It has been established and is functioning in accordance with the UN Paris Principles.

NEWS

 

UN High commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein: Turkey's response to attempted coup must be grounded in human rights and rule of law (19.7.2016)


Written Information submitted by the GNCHR in relation to the implementation of the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) in Greece (11.7.2016)


 

The GNCHR translates in Greek the ECtHR factsheets

In cooperation with the ECtHR, the Factsheets in Greek are available on the official website of the Court

(June 2016) 


Evictions of Roma and Travellers in Europe – joint declaration by the Council of Europe, FRA, OSCE/BIDDH, OHCHR, ENNHRI and Equinet, partners of the “OPRE” platform (29.6.2016)


Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Mr M. Ruteere, on his mission to Greece (A/HRC/32/50/Add.1)

Oral Statement delivered by the GNCHR on the Report of the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Mr M. Ruteere, on his mission to Greece, HRC 32d session (27.6.2016) [reading of the Statement at UN Web TV]


The Greek National Commission for Human Rights hosted the third meeting of the Operational Platform on Roma Equality (OPRE) which took place in Athens, Greece, on 7 and 8 June 2016

The COE-FRA-EQUINET-ENNHRI Operational Platform for Roma Equality ("the OPRE Platform") was launched in Strasbourg on 30 January 2015 as a follow-up to the joint conference between the Council of Europe (COE), the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the European Network of Equality Bodies (EQUINET) and the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) which took place in Vienna on 9 October 2013.


End-of-Mission Statement visit by Mr. Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, United Nations Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights. Mission to the European Union institutions, 30 May to 3 June 2016 - “Economy should serve the people, not vice versa

The GNCHR participated in the Meeting of European NHRIs (ENNHRIwith the United Nations Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights (Brussels, 30.5.2016)

The Independent Expert’s report on Greece (A/HRC/31/60/Add.2)


GNCHR Report on the EU-Turkey Agreement of the 18th of March 2016 regarding the refugee/migration issue in Europe in light of Greek Law No. 4375/2016 (25.4.2016)

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Participation of the GNCHR at the General Assembly of the International Coordinating Committee of National Human Rights Institutions, in Geneva (22-23 March 2016), during which  the ICC officially adopted the new name Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI)


GNCHR Statement regarding the serious dimensions that the refugee/migration problem has taken in Greece (16.3.2016)


Τhe GNCHR Annual Report discussed in the Hellenic Parliament (24.2.2016)


The GNCHR Annual Report submitted to the President of the Hellenic Republic (5.2.2016)


The GNCHR Annual Report submitted to the President of the Hellenic Parliament (27.1.2016)


  THE GNCHR, 15 years

 


Country visit to Greece of the Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights: 

End of mission statement (8.12.2015)


Election of the GNCHR at the European Coordinating Committee of ENNHRI (1.12.2015)


GNCHR Statement on the heinous attacks in Paris and appeal to the European Union to take all necessary measures for the protection of the rights of all those in its territory (23.11.2015)


Concluding observations of the Human Rights Committee

Concluding observations of the Human Rights Committee on the second periodic report of Greece (November 2015)

Oral Statement of the Greek National Commission for Human Rights (GNCHR) to the United Nations Human Rights Committee (19 Obtober 2015)


Concluding observations of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the second periodic report of Greece (October 2015)


Submission by the Greek National Commission for Human Rights (GNCHR) to the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review of Greece (18.9.2015)


GNCHR Reccomendations on Transgender persons and legal gender recognition (14.9.2015)


Open Letter from the Chair of ENNHRI on Refugee Crisis (10.9.2015)


GNCHR Release: The European Union has to urgently assume its responsibilities and redesign its asylum policy (31.8.2015)


Statement of the Greek National Commission for Human Rights (GNCHR) on the impact of the continuing austerity measures on human rights (15.7.2015)


Press Release of the Racist Violence Recording Network (RVRN) regarding the presentation of its 2014 Annual Report (6.5.2015)

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