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.


Statement: GNCHR Statement on complaints regarding informal push-backs at the region of Evros (29.11.2018)

Human Rights Education 

First Cycle of GNCHR Seminars

Invitation to the GNCHR Seminars [in Greek language]

GNCHR Seminars Program [in Greek language]

National Human Rights Institutions' (NHRIs') important role in promoting and protecting the rights of Human Rights Defenders

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General Assembly & Annual Conference

24-25th October 2018

Athens, Greece

StatementThe GNCHR expresses its deep concerns about the situation in the Reception Centers of the Eastern Aegean islands and, especially, of Moria in Lesvos (15.10.2018)

ECtHR, Chowdury and others v. Greece:

Recommendations for the full compliance of the Greek State with the ECtHR judgment (27.8.2018)

Press Release 

Statement for the loss of Alice Yotopoulos-Marangopoulos (31.8.2018)

New ECtHR's Factsheet translated in Greek (August 2018)

Δουλεία, ειλωτεία και αναγκαστική εργασία / Slavery, servitude and forced labour

The Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights at the Greek National Commission for Human Rights (25.6.2018)

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GNCHR Observations on the draft law of the Ministry for Migration Policy with regard to the amendment of asylum procedures (7.5.2018) [Excerpts]

New ECtHR's Factsheet translated in Greek (April 2018)

Αντίρρηση Συνείδησης / Consientious Objection

Submission of the Annual Report 2017 of the Racist Violence Recording Network to the President of the Hellenic Parliament (19.4.2018)

Presentation of the Annual Report 2017 of the Racist Violence Recording Network (28.3.2018)

  • The Invitation to the Press Release is available here 
  • The Press Release is available here 
  • The Annual Report 2017 is available here

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The GNCHR translates in Greek the Principles relating to the Status of National Institutions (The Paris Principles) (22.3.2018)

The GNCHR publishes a List of International and European Conventions on Human Rights (22.3.2018)

GNCHR Statement [in Greek] on the need for effective protection of the freedom of artistic expression and creation (19.3.2018)

Submission of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) on the draft Declaration of Copenhagen, in view of the preparation of the fifth conference on the reform of the Convention system (2018)

GNCHR release for the meeting organized by the GNCHR on Tuesday, 20th February 2018, for the hearing of national stakeholders regarding the Problems of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants (20.2.2018)

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New ECtHR's Factsheet translated in Greek (February 2018)

Ρητορική μίσους / Hate speech 

Invitation of the GNCHR President to all stakeholders participating in the GNCHR to designate members

GNCHR Report on the condition of Reception and Asylum system in GREECE

15 January 2018: Meeting of the President of the Greek National Commission for Human Rights (GNCHR) Mr. Georgios Stavropoulos with the President and Members of the National Human Rights Committee of the State of Qatar, at the GNCHR premises.

High Commissioner’s message, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, on Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the UDHR

OHCHR’s campaign, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the UDHR 

Presentation of the GNCHR 2016 annual report at the Greek Parliament (7.11.2017)


Submission by the Greek National Commission for Human Rights (GNCHR) to the UN Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights, Professor Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky : Guidance on human rights impact assessments for economic reform policies (31.7.2017)

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 participated in the workshop "Penitentiary Policy: present and future challenges" of the General Secretariat for Transparency and Human Rights of the Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights (30.6.2017)

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GNCHR Statement [in Greek] on the allegations of irregular movements in Evros (July 2017)

GNCHR Statement [in Greek] for the sudden loss of its Vice-President, Angeliki Argyropoulou-Chrysohoidou (30.6.2017)

"For someone else you are The Other ", the Greek National Council Against Racism and Intolerance participates in the World Refugee Day, 20th June 2017, with a television advertisement [in Greek]. (20.7.2017)

GNCHR Statement [in Greek] on the latest terrorist attacks in Greece and Europe (14.6.2017)

GNCHR Oral Statement on the Report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, on his follow-up mission to Greece (12-16 May 2016) (8.6.2017)

The European Committee of Social Rights of the Council of Europe on the GNCHR Urgent Statement on Labour and Social Security Rights in Greece (30.5.2017):

“Professor Petros Stangos, member of the European Committee of Social Rights, was among the invitees at an exchange of views organised by the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament in Brussels on 29 May 2017. The topic of the exchange was the Greek labour market reforms and the negotiations under the second review of Greece’s economic adjustment programme. In its intervention, Professor Stangos provided testimony on the Charter’s guarantee of labour rights and in particular on the several collective complaints brought before the Committee concerning labour market reform in Greece. Among the invitees were also Declan Costello, Chief Negotiator, DG ECFIN, European Commission, Heinz Koller, ILO Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia and Yannis Panagopolous, President of the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE).

In this respect, it may be noted that the Greek National Commission for Human Rights has recently issued an urgent Statement on labour and social security rights referring inter alia to the European Social Charter”.

URGENT GNCHR Statement on Labour and Social Security Rights in Greece (28.4.2017)

ENNHRI General Assembly Statement "European Solidarity in the field of Migration: Coming together to Promote and Protect Human Rights" (8.3.2017)

GNCHR participates in GANHRI 2017: Global meeting of NHRIs (6-8.3.2017)

GNCHR participated in the side event organized by the United Nations Independent Expert on Foreign Debt and Human Rights and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, in the context of the 34th session of the Human Rights Council: “Labour Rights in the context of structural adjustment and austerity policy” (3.3.2017)

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 Statement regarding the decisions of Areios Pagos (Supreme Civil and Penal Court of Greece) on the eight Turkish military officers (30.1.2017)

Observations submitted by the GNCHR in view of the examination of the 27th Greek Report on the application of the European Social Charter (Articles 3, 11, 12, 13 and 14) and on the 11th Greek Report on the application of the Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter (Article 4)(Reference Period 01/01/2012-31/12/2015) (January 2017)


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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: June 2018)

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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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