ABOUT NANHRI

OUR BACKGROUND

The Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) is a regional umbrella body that brings together 44 African National Human Rights Institutions. NANHRI, whose Secretariat is based in Nairobi, Kenya, is currently registered under Kenyan law as an independent legal entity and has been operational since 2007.

The Network seeks to support and strengthen National Human Rights Institutions in Africa as well as to facilitate coordination and cooperation among themselves and between them and other key human rights actors at the regional and international level.

National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) generally refer to bodies established by governments to aid in promotion and protection of human rights within their respective jurisdictions through handling complaints and conducting investigations, conducting research, advocacy and educational programmes in line with the Paris Principles.

OUR VISION

A continent with effective NHRIs; contributing to an enhanced human rights culture and justice for every African

OUR MISSION

To support, through national, sub-regional, regional and international co-operation, the establishment, strengthening and development of national human rights institutions in order to enable them to more effectively undertake their mandate of human rights monitoring, promotion, protection and advocacy.

VALUES AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES

NANHRI is guided in its endeavors by the following values and principles:

  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Cooperation
  • Professionalism
  • Gender Equity