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28TH ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION: OCTOBER 12

28TH ANNIVERSARY OF NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION: OCTOBER 12

Context:

On 12 October 2021, the 28th anniversary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) was celebrated.

What is NHRC?

  • It is a human rights watchdog in the country, which means rights related to health, freedom, equality and dignity of a person guaranteed by the Indian Constitution or contained in international treaties and enforced by Indian courts.

About NHRC:

  • It was established on October 12, 1993, under the Bill of Rights (PHRA), 1993. It was set up by the Protection of Human Rights (Amendment) Act, 2006 and the Human Rights (Amendment) Act, 2019.
  • It was established in accordance with the Paris Principles, adopted in the promotion and protection of human rights in Paris (October 1991) and adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 1993.
  • It is a multi-member body consisting of a chairperson and four members. A former Chief Justice of India or a judge of the Supreme Court is the chairman.
  • The chairperson and members appointed by the President on the recommendations of the six-member committee comprising of the Prime Minister, Speaker of Lok Sabha, Deputy Chairperson of Rajya Sabha, opposition party leaders in both Houses of Parliament and Minister of Home Affairs.

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