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.


Racist Violence Recording Network: Justice shields the rule of law and human rights in Greece

 GNCHR President, Professor Maria Gavouneli, on a video statement regarding the urgent humanitarian situation after the devastating fire at Moria Camp, Lesvos island, Greece, during the 45th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council   

 GNCHR Statement on the fire in Moria and the day after


 GNCHR President, Maria Gavouneli for the webinar series "Effective implementation of Judgements of the ECtHR"

Professor Maria Gavouneli, President of the Greek National Commission for Human Rights (GNCHR), explains why NHRIs should support the implementation of ECtHR judgements and how ENNHRI webinar series can help them intervene in the process.

Press Release: Hearing of public authorities and persons on refugee and migrant issues during the meeting of the Third Sub - Commission of the GNCHR

Report on the need for protection of human rights with regard to the measures taken in response to the coronavirus (COVID - 19) pandemic and recommendations to the State

Press Release: "In Samos, the system has collapsed"


 Racist Violence Recording Network: Justice to uphold the Rule of Law in Greece


Professor Maria Gavouneli, President of the Greek National Commission for Human Rights (GNCHR), talking about the work of the NHRI in combatting forced labour and human trafficking (ENNHRI Annual Conference, Brussels 14.11.2019). Watch the video

 Annual Conference of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions - ENNHRI (Brussels 14 November 2019). The Greek National Commission for Human Rights (GNCHR) represented by its President Professor Maria Gavouneli. 

Press Release: Racist Violence Recording Network expresses concern over xenophobic reactions against refugees


Announcement: The GNCHR on the unsettling situation in the Eastern Aegean islands and the recent asylum developments


Maria Gavouneli elected as the new President of the GNCHR

Vice Presidents Yiannis Ioannidis and Ellie Varchalama on the new Board






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

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

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. 

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

Press Release on the withdrawal of Article 19 as a whole from the Bill "Immigration and Social Inclusion Code" (24.3.2014)

Press Release on the Right to Water (24.6.2014)


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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)

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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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