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European Network of National Human Rights Institutions' Legal Working Group

The legal working group

Established in 2009, the Legal Working Group is made up of legal or policy officers drawn from the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions' (ENNHRI) members and is currently chaired by a senior legal officer at the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

The main objectives of the LWG are:

  • to enhance coordination between NHRIs in order to operate coherently at a European level in human rights matters,
  • to advise, for example, on proposals for reform of the European Court of Human Rights,
  • to enhance the activities of NHRIs at a national level including in raising awareness of international human rights conventions and the importance of implementation of European Court of Human Rights judgements,
  • to draft ENNHRI statements on human rights issues as well as interventions in European Courts.

The ENNHRI website has more information on the Legal Working Group.

Last updated: 16 May 2016