What are the Paris Principles?

Kate Turner-Mann Updated by Kate Turner-Mann

Principles relating to the Status of National Institutions (The Paris Principles)

The UN has created guidelines that set out the core minimum standards required for national human rights institutions (NHRIs) to operate efficiently and be considered credible. These guidelines are called the Paris Principles.

This animated video is from a web course on national human rights institutions. You can learn more here:

For the full text on the Paris Principles, see the following link from OHCHR.

OHCHR | Principles relating to the Status of National Institutions

You can also see the APF video on 'Understanding the Paris Principles' below:

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New book: National Human Rights Institutions - Rules, Requirements, and Practice

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