Our work with NHRIs
Since 1995, RWI has contributed to strengthening the human rights, operational and functional capacity of over 50 National Human Rights Institutions around the world.
What are NHRIs?
Find out more about the role and function of National Human Rights Institutions.
CSO Network Opinions
Read the Civil Society Network Opinion on the proposals for a Swedish NHRI.
The Swedish NHRI
Learn about the new Swedish National Institute for Human Rights.
During 2021, we host a webinar series on the Swedish National Institute for Human Rights.
National Human Rights Institutions
Since 1995, RWI has contributed to strengthening the human rights, operational and functional capacity of over 50 National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) around the world, so they could fulfil their mandate to promote and protect human rights. Over the years, the Institute has developed a unique model for capacity building of NHRIs that focuses on all facets of the institution, starting from a base level of ensuring basic operational and human rights knowledge capacities, all the way up to its functional capacities leading towards international accreditation. With a new and long-overdue NHRI now planned for Sweden, find out more about the role and function of these vital institutions, as well as RWI’s long history of helping to develop them.
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Josh is Head of the Thematic Area ‘Fair and Efficient Justice’. He previously served as the Director of the RWI Regional Office in Nairobi and before that as Director of the Institute’s Office in Jakarta. Prior to working for RWI, he worked for organisations including the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Human Rights Watch and the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defence of Human Rights.