“As independent institutions of accountability mandated to ensure international commitments are upheld domestically, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) will undoubtedly have a role to play in promoting and protecting human rights in the context of the SDGs. This Briefing Paper focuses on the distinct contributions that NHRIs can make to the post-2015 sustainable development agenda. It outlines the importance of the SDGs for human rights and highlights a number of specific opportunities for NHRIs to effectively fulfil their role in the context of the new global development agenda, sharing examples of development-related work from a number of institutions in all regions.”
Reference: Jensen, S. L. B., Corkery, A. & Donald K. (2015). Sustinable Development Goals: The Role of National Human Rights Institutions.