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Secretaria Geral MAI

Human Rights

Law Enforcement Authorities play an important role in safeguarding and protecting Human Rights, namely:

·        By investing in initial and continuous training with the aim of ensuring awareness and preparedness of the staff with the necessary tools to protect citizens and safeguard of Human Rights;

·      By developing a set of instruments focused both on specific problems as well as on the groups most exposed to situations of vulnerability, through national awareness campaigns and Special Programs, which are carried out individually or in partnership, intended to deepen, qualify and improve the mechanisms of protection and safeguarding of groups in a situation of greater vulnerability, including children, migrants, women, the elderly, among others.

·     By actively participating in all the commitments of the Portuguese State, contributing to the fulfilment of the instruments ratified by Portugal within the framework of the United Nations, the Council of Europe and in the European Union's policies in the field of Fundamental Rights.

Indicators in the context of the Right to Liberty and Individual Security

The regular availability of indicators is fundamental as a tool for promoting and monitoring the implementation of human rights.
The Ministry of Home Affairs is deeply committed to developing national sectoral human rights indicators. The proposals drawn up are based on the illustrative list of indicators formulated by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), in particular the indicators that assess the quality and scope of the efforts and measures implemented by the state in the development and application of public policies for the realization of human rights.

Considering the MHA’s competencies, work was carried out to adapt the list of basic indicators to better reflect and adapt to Portugal's legal, institutional and social reality, looking for indicators in an explicit and precise (quantitative) way, based on a stable and reliable methodology for collecting data and presenting results.



-          IGAI Activity Reports, 2020, 2021 and 2022

-         Number and proportion of SSF personnel killed on duty (MAI), Annual Internal Security Report (RASI) 2020, 2021, 2022


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National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR)

The National Commission for Human Rights was created by the Resolution of the Council of Ministers no. 27/2010, of March 18. It is an organ of inter-ministerial coordination, operating within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ensuring a monitoring of compliance with the Portuguese, European and international instruments concerning human rights.

The Ministry of Home Affairs is a member of the NCHR and participates regularly in all its meetings and activities.

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