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CNDH re-accredited with “A” status as a National Institution complying with the Paris Principles

The National Human Rights Council (CNDH) was reaccredited with “A” status as an independent national institution in full compliance with the Paris Principles.

In its session held from 20 to 24 March 2023, the Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA) reviewed the CNDH, with a delegation led by Ms. Amina Boiahach. At this meeting, the focus was put on several issues including:

-CNDH legal framework and its implementation;

-Actions by the CNDH and its  national mechanisms ;

-CNDH initiatives related to the protection and promotion of human rights as well as the  prevention of violations;

-CNDH administrative organization and its interactions with the international human rights system.

The SCA is one of the main bodies of the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (GANHRI). It decided upon applications submiitted by National Human Rights Institutions (NHRI) for accreditation and re-accreditation across the world, by examining the extent to which these institutions comply with the Paris Principles.

The SCA noted the conformity of the CNDH law with the Paris Principles, by virtue of which the National Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture (NPM), the National Child Redress Mechanism, and the National Mechanism for the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities were established.

The Paris Principles include a set of guiding principles related to the legal status of NHRIs, their independence, mandate for protecting and promoting human rights, diversity in their composition, and adequate human and financial resources necessary to conduct their missions. They were approved by a resolution adopted in 1993 by the United Nations General Assembly.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights serves as Secretarial of the Sub-Committee on Accreditation (SCA).

The CNDH welcomes the SCA positive assessent of the independence of its interventions and its effectiveness in fulfiling its mandate related to the prevention of violations, the protection of victims and the promotion of human rights.