National human rights institutions help build communities where all people can live with dignity, free from violence and discrimination.

The Paris Principles, adopted 25 years ago, set minimum standards for NHRIs so they can be strong human rights defenders.

The Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions supports NHRIs around the world to meet the Paris Principles so they can drive changes – big and small – that make a difference in people’s lives, especially the poor and vulnerable.