The Danish Institute for Human Rights

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The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) is Denmark’s national human rights institution. DIHR is also a national equality body in relation to race and ethnicity and gender. Furthermore, they have a special role in the disability area where they promote and monitor the implementation of the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.

In Denmark, DIHR advise the government, the parliament, ministries and public authorities on human rights, among other things, when new legislation is suggested.

DIHR produce analyses and research on human rights, for instance about children with imprisoned parents, legislation on terrorism, the rights of stateless human beings and equal pay.  

DIHR carry out specific projects to promote equal treatment and advise those who may have been discriminated against.

DIHR map out the biggest human rights challenges in Denmark as well as the yearly improvements in the area. For more information, see their annual Status Report  and The Annual Report to the Danish Parliament.

Internationally, DIHR work with states, independent organizations and the corporate sector, enabling them to strengthen human rights.

DIHR assist in building well-functioning legal systems abroad and to ensure the influence of civil society.

DIHR aid private companies in assessing the impact of their work on human rights.

DIHR educate police officers, school teachers, ombudsmen, and judges on human rights.



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