Co-operation with National Human Rights
Human Rights Structures (Ombudsmen and National Human Rights Institutions)
are key actors for the protection and promotion of human rights
and the rule of law.
For this reason, the Commissioner for Human Rights is gradually
developing an effective co-operation system with them, to foster
the implementation of European human rights standards, in conformity
and other Council of Europe instruments.
A concrete alliance
While respecting the independence of all those involved, the
co-operation aims to establish a continuous exchange of relevant
information in order to improve reciprocal and common actions and
to share information about successful practices. Partners of this
network are national, regional, local or thematic institutions which
comply with the
Principles and abide by the
Council of Europe’s values.
The Commissioner defends his partners’ independence, facilitates
their activities in the field of human rights, and supports their
empowerment. Where such human rights structures do not exist, the
Commissioner offers technical assistance to establish them. He also
promotes consultation within the network by regular round tables
and ad hoc meetings.