The Commissioner for Human Rights published today the conclusions of a workshop he convened in Strasbourg on 2 June 2017 on national human rights action plans. The workshop gathered participants from public administration, national human rights institutions and civil society from a number of Council of Europe member states, as well as representatives from the EU’s FRA and the UNDP. The participants identified the most common challenges facing the implementation of national human rights action plans and discussed best practices to overcome them.
“National human rights action plans have already made an important contribution to the promotion of human rights,” the Commissioner said. “States should now take steps to communicate effectively with the public about the action plans, and to take stock of the impact they have on the daily enjoyment of human rights by all. In this regard, it is a good idea to develop synergies between national human rights action plans and the completion of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030.”