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Representative of High Commissioner participates in ENNHRI General Assembly Meeting and Annual Conference

13 November 2019
Representative of High Commissioner participates in ENNHRI General Assembly Meeting and Annual Conference

On November 13–14, in Brussels, the representative of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation participates in the General Assembly Meeting and the Annual Conference of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI).

ENNHRI brings together over 40 National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) across Europe with a broad mandate to protect human rights. These are 27 ombuds institutions (including the institution of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation); 20 equality bodies; 26 monitoring bodies under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and 25 National Preventive Mechanisms under the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture.

The institution of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation actively participates in the activities of international professional associations, including ENNHRI, which provides the joint pan-European platform for collaboration in addressing human rights challenges throughout Europe.

During the current meeting NHRIs plan to discuss issues of democracy and the rule of law, relationship between technological breakthrough in artificial intelligence and human rights, consider recommendations of the Council of Europe to NHRIs, as well as study the methods and experience of institutions in promoting human rights at the national level.

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