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.


Press Release: Racist Violence Recording Network expresses concern over xenophobic reactions against refugees



Racist Violence Recording Network: Briefing note on the case of Walib Taleb (2.12.2016)

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 «Implementation of the principle of equal treatment regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, descent, religion or belief, disability or chronic illness, age, marital or social status, sexual orientation, gender identity or characteristics and other provisions» (20.9.2016)

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)

GNCHR Reccomendations on Transgender persons and legal gender recognition (2015)

Findings of the Racist Violence Recording System (2012)

Racist Violence (2011) 

Recording network of incidents of racist violence-presentation of the results of the pilot phase (2011)

Comments regarding Law 3304/2005 on “Implementation of the principle of equal treatment irrespective of racial or ethnic origin, religious or other beliefs, disability, age or sexual orientation” (2010)

Comments on the Bill titled: “Reforms for the Family, the Children and the Society” (2008)

Comments on the Bill “Implementation of the Principle of Equal Treatment for Men and Women as Regards Access to Employment, Vocational Training and Promotion, and Working Conditions” (2006)

Decision regarding Discriminatory Treatment of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transsexuals and the Extension of the Right to Civil Marriage to Same-Sex Couples (2004)

Comments on Bill titled ‘Application of the Principle of Equal Treatment Irrespective of Racial or Ethnic Origin, Religious or Other Beliefs, Disability, Age or Sexual Orientation’ (2003)

Recommendation to the Greek Government to Ratify Protocol No 12 to the European Convention for Human Rights Providing for the General Prohibition of Discrimination (2002)

Proposals on the elimination of discriminatory treatment of foreign workers as to their compensation for accidents at work (2002) 

Comments regarding the Correct Implementation of Article 116(2) of the Constitution in the Case of Women’s Admission to Police and Fire Brigade Academies (2002)

Discrimination against Alien Workers with regard to Employment Injury Compensation (2002)

Comments on the Draft Report of the Greek Foreigh Ministry on racism, intolerance and xenophobia (2001)

Major Issues of Racial Discrimination in Greece1 – Proposals on the Modernisation of Greek Legislation and Practice (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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