ENNHRI Submission to the Venice Commission: Consultation on the Principles on the Protection and Promotion of the Ombudsman Institution (the Venice Principles)

ENNHRI appreciates the consultation organised by the Venice Commission, and
welcomes this opportunity to comment on the draft Venice Principles.

Over half of ENNHRI’s 42 members are Ombudsmans. All National Human Rights
Institutions (NHRIs), including those that are not Ombudsmans, have an obligation
under the UN Paris Principles to cooperate with other human rights bodies, including
the Ombudsman(s) in that jurisdiction. ENNHRI greatly appreciates the role of the
Ombudsman throughout the Council of Europe. ENNHRI welcomes any initiative,
such as the Venice Principles, which aims to support and strengthen the work of the