International Networks

The High Commissioner reflects the desire of Prince Albert II of Monaco to promote the Principality's tradition of the Rule of Law and its commitment to universal Human Rights, in accordance with the country's specific characteristics.

In its anti-discrimination role, the High Commissioner acts as a "national specialised body" to the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI).

The High Commissioner operates within the framework of the Council of Europe, of which the Principality has been a member since 2004. It works directly with the Commissioner for Human Rights, with specific responsibility for dialogue with Mediators and Ombudsmen from member States.

The High Commissioner’s international work also involves participating in networks of mediators and ombudsmen. On 15 October 2015, the High Commissioner was admitted as a voting member of the Association of Ombudsmen and Mediators of La Francophonie (AOMF). A decision on the institution’s membership of the Association of Mediterranean Ombudsmen (AOM) is pending.

The High Commissioner also has bilateral relationships with Mediators and Ombudsmen from other countries.
Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe

The Commissioner for Human Rights is an independent institution within the Council of Europe, mandated to promote the awareness of and respect for human rights in the 47 Council of Europe member States.


The European Commission agaisnt Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)

ECRI is a human rights body of the Council of Europe, composed of independent experts, which monitors problems of racism, xenophobia, antisemitism, intolerance and discrimination. It prepares reports and issues recommendations to member States.

Association of Ombudsmen and Mediators of La Francophonie

The Association of Ombudsmen and Mediators of La Francophonie (AOMF) seeks to foster greater understanding of the role of Ombudsmen and Mediators, and to encourage the development of independent mediation institutions, in the French-speaking world.

Association of Mediterranean Ombudsmen

The Association of Mediterranean Ombudsmen, founded in 2008, is a network of Mediators and Ombudsmen from across the Mediterranean region.
The association and its members are committed to promoting and defending democracy, the rule of law and social peace throughout the Mediterranean region, and to enforcing the provisions of national and international Human Rights texts, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Rabat Declaration.