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10 December 2019

Activity Details (ID# 32308)  

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Title Meeting fo the European Group Of National Human Rights Institutions on establishment of a European Group Secretariat and coordination meetings with the APT/SPT about the NPM Project 
Description The European Group of NHRIs was established in 2003 to coordinate NHRIs from across Europe. It today consists of 34 NHRIs, including those within the EU, 23 of which are fully accredited under the UN Paris Principles.
NHRIs are recognised by the UN and the EU as key actors in linking international and regional human rights standards at the domestic level. NHRIs have broad mandates which cover the entire range of human rights: civil, political, economic, social and cultural. A secretariat for the Group is urgently needed to ensure that NHRIs within Europe are strengthened at the national level and can play a strong role in the promotion and protection of human rights at the regional level

Under the EU-COE-HRTF JP “European NPM Project” DG-HL has developed this Project with the aim to create an active network of the NPMs in Europe to foster peer exchange and provide a forum for cooperation between the members of the network and the United Nations Sub-Committee on the Prevention of Torture (SPT) and the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT). The ultimate guiding principle is to strengthen the prevention of torture at national level in all Council of Europe member States.
The APT, a non-governmental organisation with longstanding, universal experience in torture prevention, has agreed to be the implementing partner for the Project. 
Status Completed 
Date 21/02/2011 
Location Geneva, Switzerland
Countries Organisations: Council of Europe / European Union / United Nations
Groups: All Council of Europe member states
  Joint Programme Activity - Peer-to-Peer II
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP Peer-to-Peer II - Promoting national non-judicial mechanisms for the protection of human rights and especially the prevention of torture    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 3 - 2010/DGHL/JP/2439   Promoting NHRS/NPM networking
Expected Result 3.1 - The existing network of NHRS is nurtured and further developed. An additional, specific network of NPMs is created for their specific needs
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Human Rights
Line of Action ⇒ I.2 – Promoting Human Rights
Programme ☆ I.2.3  Capacity building: awareness and training

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Conference 
Directorate (Service) Human Rights and Legal Affairs (Cooperation - Legal and Human Rights Capacity Building Department)
CoE Contact ,   email
Partners APT - International NGO
United Nations SPT - Other
European Group of NHRI - Other
Last Modified 21/09/2011 

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