NHRI Academy 2018 kicks off in Helsinki

The participants at the NHRI Academy 2018.

The 5th edition of the NHRI Academy kicked off today in Helsinki, Finland.

The NHRI Academy is organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) and the Finish NHRI between 4 - 8 June 2018 and aims to strengthen the skills of national human rights institutions staff.

This year’s Academy will celebrate human rights defenders and will provide targeted training on the role of NHRIs in the legislative process and in promoting and protecting human rights defenders and the wider democratic space. NHRIs themselves are human rights defenders, promoting and protecting a sustainable human rights environment in Europe, in close cooperation with other human rights actors.

27 participants from across the OSCE area are attending the week-long training. More information about the 2018 NHRI Academy can be found here.