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Freedom of Expression, Association and Peaceful Assembly

Words have been used throughout history in ways that have galvanised movements, inspired generations of activists to break down barriers to equality, to fight for the rights and freedoms of each and every one of us.

Freedom of expression

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

It is a fundamental right of every person to be treated equally and to live a life free from discrimination and persecution.

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Sport and Human Rights

Sport occupies an important place in all of our lives. It is a key pillar of education that unites us through its promotion of dignity, respect and fair play.

Sport and Human Rights

Business and Human Rights

Business and Human Rights is fast becoming a vital area of work for National Human Rights Institutions.

Business and Human Rights

Monitoring Human Rights and the Universal Periodic Review

Monitoring a State’s performance of its international human rights obligations is an important way that national human rights institutions (NHRIs) promote and protect human rights.

Monitoring Human Rights

About Commonwealth Forum of National Human Rights Institutions

Found out more about us and our network of 46 organisations, all of which have a mandate to protect, promote and improve human rights in their respective jurisdictions.

Mind the Gap: Pay Equity and the Gender Pay Gap

To ensure women are treated fairly in the workplace, emphasis is now being placed on compulsory reporting of gender pay gaps to drive compliance from companies.

Sport and Human Rights

Sport occupies an important place in all of our lives. It is a key pillar of education that unites us through its promotion of dignity, respect and fair play.

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The Commonwealth Forum

We are a network of 46 organisations, including national human rights institutions, ombudsmen and public defenders working in five regions of the world.

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