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National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) play a crucial role in the protection and promotion of human rights on the national level. Their mandate focuses on addressing human rights issues nationally, but they also ensure links to regional and international human rights protection mechanisms. NHRIs raise awareness, provide advice, undertake monitoring and hold authorities to account with the aim of promoting respect for and upholding of fundamental rights. The tables in the two tabs in this section provide an update of data in the following 2 areas:
Cells with a yellow background colour highlight changes since since the September 2021 update to the the 2020 report 'Strong and effective national human rights institutions - challenges, promising practices and opportunities'.
The Human Rights and Equality Commission Bill setting up the Human Rights and Equality Commission in Malta has not been adopted yet by the Maltese Parliament. See Malta, Parliament, Bill No. 97 – Human Rights and Equality Commission Bill.
Source: FRA, June, 2022
1 Other mandates are spelled out in the table below.
Cells with a yellow background colour highlight changes since the since the September 2021 update to the 2020 report 'Strong and effective national human rights institutions - challenges, promising practices and opportunities'.