The GNCHR is the 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.


GNCHR President: Mr Georgios Stavropoulos

GNCHR 1st Vice-President: Ms Maria Gavouneli

GNCHR 2nd Vice-President: Ms Ellie Varchalama 

GNCHR has established five Sub-Commissions:

1.      The Sub-Commission for Civil and Political Rights

2.      The Sub-Commission for Social, Economic and Cultural Rights

3.      The Sub-Commission for the Application of Human Rights to Aliens

4.      The Sub-Commission for the Promotion of Human Rights

5.      The Sub-Commission for International Communication and Co-operation

According to the Rules of Procedure the Plenary convenes every two months. In practice the Plenary meets every month. The Sub-Commissions’ work consists of the preparation of reports on issues related to their specific field of action. All these reports are subsequently submitted to the NCHR (Plenary) for discussion and decision.



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Guidelines for Educators on Countering Intolerance

and Discrimination against Muslims: Addressing Islamophobia through Education

  Greek National Commission for Human Rights (GNCHR)

List of International and European Conventions on Human Rights

(Updated: April 2019)

  • GR
  • EN


Financial Crisis, Austerity Measures and Human Rights 

NCHR on Financial Crisis

International and European Institutions on the Crisis in Greece



Asylum and Migration

NCHR on Asylum and Migration




Operational Platform for Roma Equality – OPRE  


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)




 NHRI Water Initiative, WaterLex


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