There are currently national human rights institutions (NHRI) in more than 100 countries. The institutions cooperate in a global and regional networks.

Norway’s NHRI participates in both networks and is at present accredited with international B-status status (assessment of former national institution in October 2012).

The global alliance of NHRIer (GANHRI), formerly the International Coordinating Committee (ICC), was established in 1993 to promote national institutions in accordance with the UN Paris Principles and to provide guidance on work to promote and protect human rights. GANHRI holds annual meetings (AGM) and is governed by a board (Bureau) consisting of members from the regional coordinating committees. The network is formally established in Geneva, Switzerland, with a resident representative and is supported by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

GANHRIs subcommittee on Accreditation (SCA) receives and assesses applications for international accreditation from national institutions in different countries. The network has established some thematic working groups. More information is available here

The European network of NHRIs (ENNHRI) is one of four regional networks, and has existed for 15 years. It was formally established in 2013 with a regional office in Brussels, Belgium. The network has established some thematic working groups and projects. More information is available here

Both networks funded primarily by membership fees.