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.


·        Submission of the GNCHR to the quadrennial analytical report 2017 on conscientious objection to military service of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (February 2017)

GNCHR submission regarding the continuous violation of Article 1§2 of the European Social Charter in the case of alternative service for conscientious objectors in Greece (11.11.2016)

GNCHR Press Release [in Greek] on the occasion of another ECtHR judgment against Greece finding violation of the rights of the Conscientious Objectors [ECtHR, Papavasilakis v. Greece, 15.9.2016] (27.9.2016)

Recommendation regarding article 64 para 5 of the Bill titled “Conscription of Greeks and Other Provisions” (2005)

Recommendations regarding Conscientious Objectors and the Scheme of Alternative Civil-Social Service (2004)

Recommendations regarding the Scheme of Alternative Civil-Social Service (2001)



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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)

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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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