The Danish Institute for Human Rights is an independent state-funded institution. Our mandate is to promote and protect human rights and equal treatment in Denmark and abroad.
We are Denmark’s national human rights institution. We are also a national equality body in relation to race and ethnicity and gender. Furthermore, we have a special role in the disability area where we promote and monitor the implementation of the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.
Our international work
Internationally, we work with National Human Rights institutions, state institutions with a cross-cutting human rights mandate and justice system actors, enabling them to strengthen human rights.
We assist in building well-functioning legal systems abroad and to ensure the influence of civil society.
We aid private companies in assessing the impact of their work on human rights.
We support authorities in enhancing their knowledge and implementation of human rights: e.g. police, judges and ombudsmen.
The Danish Institute for Human Rights works in two ways internationally.
We spur change on the ground through local implementation of best practice on human rights and we develop best practices and tools to be internationally agenda setting through our work within the international human rights systems.