Human rights and the rule of law are interlinked and mutually reinforcing principles: a strong regime of rule of law is vital to the protection of human rights, and the rule of law can only be fully realised in an environment that protects human rights. National human rights institutions (NHRIs), as independent, state-mandated bodies with a broad human rights mandate, are therefore key players in the protection and promotion of the rule of law in their countries.
EUROPEAN NETWORK OF NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS INSTITUTIONS
State of the rule of law in the European Union
Reports from National Human Rights Institutions