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.


The GNCHR recognising the importance of the UN Expert’s Guiding Principles on Human Rights Impact Assessments of Economic Reforms (14.2.2019)

GNCHR factsheet on the "Impact of Economic Reform Policies and Austerity Measures on Human Rights" (2010-2018)

Statement of the Greek National Commission for Human Rights (GNCHR) on the impact of the continuing austerity measures on human rights (15.7.2015)

Open letter of the President of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions, Mr. Alan Miller, to the President of the European Commission, Mr. José Manuel Barroso and the President of the European Central Bank Mr. Mario Draghi (16.01.2014)

Austerity measures v. Human Rights and EU foundational values (Sophia Koukoulis-Spiliotopoulos)

The NCHR Recommendation and decisions of international bodies on the conformity of austerity measures to international human rights standards (2013)

NCHR Recommendation: On the imperative need to reverse the sharp decline in civil liberties and social rights (2011)

The need for constant respect of human rights during the implementation of the fiscal and social exit strategy from the debt crisis (2010)


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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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