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 Observations [in Greek] on the Strategic Plan (Strategic Planning 2018 - 2020) for the Prison System of the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights - General Secretariat for Transparency and Human Rights (5.7.2017)

       GNCHR Oral Statement on the Report of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (1.9.2014)

Detention Conditions in Police Stations and Detention Facilities for Aliens (2010)

Criminal Record of Juveniles and Young Adults (2009)

Decision regarding Detainees’ Rights and Detention Conditions in Greek Prisons (2008)

Observations/Recommendations for the Protection of the Rights of Mentally Ill Persons Hospitalised in Three Hotels in the Centre of Athens (2004)

Decision regarding the Prevention of Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment via the Optional Protocol to the Relevant United Nations Convention (2004)

Report of the NCHR Special Committee after its Visit to Korydallos Central Prison (2004)

Recommendations for the Protection of the Rights of Mentally Disabled Persons Subject to Criminal Security Measures (2003)

Detention Conditions in Greece (2002)

Recommendations regarding Conditions of Detention in Greece (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)

  • 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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