Mandate and Scope

The Commonwealth Forum of NHRIs is intended to be an informal and inclusive body of Commonwealth NHRIs and other national accountability mechanisms having a human rights mandate, to support the broad objectives of promoting networking, sharing of information, experiences and best practices, encouraging countries to establish Paris Principles - compliant NHRIs, and assisting national institutions to fulfill their mandated activities. The Forum is intended to complement and support, and not to duplicate, the activities of GANHRI, OHCHR, and other existing regional coordinating or accreditation bodies.