The Danish Institute for Human Rights implements human rights programmes in partnership with state institutions and civil society organizations in Denmark and internationally. We support a number of organizations in their work to promote human rights. It is the aim of the institute to make the projects sustainable and nationally anchored.

The work is rights based and rooted in the human rights obligations held by Denmark. Among other things, the Institute contributes with knowledge, concepts and analyses and forms part of various networks. The institute selects different focus areas and works strategically with these in various ways


National Human Rights Institutions

The Danish Institute for Human Rights cooperates with National Human Right Institutions worldwide and  assists them in becoming more effective in protecting and promoting human rights and rule of law. As one of the first National Human Rights Institutions to be established, we have valuable experience in working with human rights, gained throughout more than 25 years of operation.