OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Human rights and fundamental freedoms
OSCE participating States have recognized that human rights are the birthright of all human beings, are inalienable and are guaranteed by law. In promoting respect for human rights, ODIHR monitors governments’ compliance with their human dimension commitments. The Office provides states with advice and assistance, and supports individuals and civil society with targeted training and education. ODIHR covers a broad spectrum of issues, ranging from the fundamental freedoms of religion or belief, movement, assembly and association, to reporting on the use of the death penalty, monitoring trials, and preventing torture and other forms of ill-treatment.