Supporting National Human Rights Institutions

Graphic: Staff from the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission

We promote the establishment of independent NHRIs in the Asia Pacific and support our members to be as effective as possible.


Independent and effective national human rights institutions (NHRIs) can be powerful agents for change.

By taking action to hold governments to account and protect the rights of vulnerable individuals and groups, NHRIs are helping build strong, fair and inclusive communities.

A fundamental goal of the APF is to promote the establishment of independent NHRIs in the Asia Pacific region and to support our members to do their work as effectively as possible.

We do this by providing a comprehensive suite of programs and services, as well as contributing the collective voice of our members to discussion of human rights issues at the international and regional levels.



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Defending human rights in Afghanistan

27 Nov 2015 Afghanistan
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Monitoring human rights after Nepal's 2015 earthquake

28 Nov 2015 Nepal
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Forging change in the Philippines

28 Nov 2015 Philippines
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Image credits

  1. Staff from the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission - APF/Benjamin Lee