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.


Urgent GNCHR Statement on labour and social security rights in Greece (28.4.2017)

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)

The right to social security: main axes (5.5.2016)

1. GNCHR Report [in Greek]

2. Summary of the GNCHR Report [in Greek]

3. GNCHR Press release [in Egnlish]

GNCHR Observations [in Greek] on the Draft Ministerial Decision of the Minister of Health on « Framework of the organisation and operation of the Office for the protection of the rights of people receiving health services in NHS Hospitals» (1.9.2016)

Protection of the rights of older persons (2014) 

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

The Right to Water. GNCHR Recommendations for its effective protection (2014)

Protection of the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS (2011)

Rights of People with Psychiatric Background: Protection Issues within the Framework of Psychiatric Reform in Greece (2011)

Comments on the National Strategic Plan for Social Protection and Social Integration 2008-2010 (2008)

Decision regarding the Right to Health of Undocumented Migrants (2007)

Observations/Recommendations for the Protection of the Rights of Mentally Ill Persons Hospitalised in Three Hotels in the Centre of Athens (2007)

Decision regarding Μedical Care and Hospitalisation of Stateless Persons, Members of the Minority of Thrace and Other Categories of Aliens (2006)

Recommendations regarding the Free Circulation of Genetically Modified Organisms in the Greek Market (2005)


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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
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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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