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 submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child - Information relevant to the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child 

Child protection is not a luxury! - The GNCHR adopts the Principles on Child Protection in Greece [in Greek] (June 2016)

Recommendations on the Bill on Special Education (2014)

Recommendations of the National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) for Childhood Protection: «Health and Welfare» (2014)

Proposals regarding the implementation of Law 3699/2008 Special Education of Persons with Disabilities or Special Educational Needs (2009)

Comments on the Draft Initial Report of Greece concerning the Implementation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography (2011)

Criminal Record of Juveniles and Young Adults (2009)

Comments on the 3rd Greek Periodic Report to be Submitted to the Committee for the Rights of the Child (CRC) (2008)

Recommendations regarding Unaccompanied Minors (2007)

Comments on the Bill titled “Addressing Domestic Violence” (2006)

Comments on the Bill titled ‘Reform of Juvenile Criminal Law’ (2003)


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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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