National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) - A status according to the Paris principles

Since 2008 the Ombudsman is the only national institution for the protection and promotion of human rights (NHRI) with the status "A" according to the UN Paris Principles, which define parameters of independence of national human rights institutions.

It is the highest level of institutional independence within the UN NHRI system, which demands full independence from the Government, wide authorities in both protection and promotion of human rights, as well as reliable and sustainable institutional capacities for the fulfillment of this important role.

The Ombudsman was reaccredited with this highest status again in July 2013, after the UN had been monitoring the implementation of its recommendations regarding the maintenance and improvement of the Ombudsman’s independent status.