The idea of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) goes hand in hand with the idea of building or strengthening of democratic institutions.1 Although discussed in the United Nations (UN) already in the first years of its existence, the momentum was reached only in the 1990s. Thus, organisations on universal and European regional
level have been working on promoting NHRIs ever since. Although there is no single legally binding document on either level, certain standards have emerged and have been used by states as guidance in the building of their own NHRI.