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 Statement [in Greek] on the Draft Law of Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights, submitted to the Parliament on 9.11.2016 and entitled «Incorporation of Directive 2000/43/EC implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of racial or ethnic origin, of the Directive 2000/78/EC establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation, and of the Directive 2014/54/EC, on measures facilitating the exercise of rights conferred on workers in the context of freedom of movement for workersΙΙ)adoption of measures in order to comply with Articles 22, 23, 30, 31(1), 32 and 34 of the Regulation No 596/2014 on market abuse and repealing the Directive 2003/6/EC of the European Parliament and the Council and the Commission Directives 2003/124/EC, 2003/125/EC and 2004/72/ECand transposition of the Directive 2014/57/EU on criminal sanctions for market abuse and its implementing Directive 2015/2392, ΙΙΙ) transposition of Directive 2014/62 on the protection of the euro and other currencies from counterfeiting through criminal law, and the replacement of the Framework-Decision 2000/383/JHA and, IV) Establishment National mechanism for investigating incidents of arbitrariness in security forces and in detention facilities » (17.11.2016)

GNCHR Observations [in Greek] on the Draft Law of the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights concerning the «Establishment of National mechanism for investigating incidents of arbitrariness in security forces and in detention facilities» (July 2016)

Findings of the in situ visit undertaken by the National Commission of Human Rights and the Greek Ombudsman in detention centers for migrants in the Evros region (2011)

Resolution regarding Human Rights Violations Committed during the Students’ Rally on the 8th of March 2007

Comments on Draft Presidential Decree by the Ministry of Public Order titled ‘Code of Police Ethics’ (2004)

Comments on Bill by the Ministry of Public Order titled ‘Arms Possession, Use of Firearms by Police Officers and Their Training’ (2002)

Comments on the Legal Framework of the Use of Force and Firearms by Police Forces (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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